Last month was the warmest January ever recorded, U.S. government forecasters say, with human-led climate change the leading cause.
Global temperatures were 1.13 degrees Celsius higher than the 20th century average, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday — the highest in at least 141 years.
Record-high heat was felt in parts of Latin America, Asia, Scandinavia, and over parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Parts of Russia were 5 degrees higher and sea ice around Antarctica was nearly 10% below average.
The outlook for all of 2020 also points to a warming planet, with experts predicting the year will rank read more >>>