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World|environment|January 8, 2021 / 09:54 AM
2020 in a dead heat for world's warmest year

AKIPRESS.COM - New data from EU satellites shows that 2020 is in a statistical dead heat with 2016 as the world's warmest year, BBC reports.

The Copernicus Climate Change Service says that last year was around 1.25C above the long-term average.

The scientists say that unprecedented levels of heat in the Arctic and Siberia were key factors in driving up the overall temperature.

The past 12 months also saw a new record for Europe, around 0.4C warmer than 2019.

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