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Globe had its 2nd-hottest October and year to date on record
18 November 2019
Planet Earth continued to sweat in unrelenting heat last month making October 2019 the second-hottest October recorded, just behind 2015.
It was also the second-hottest year to date (January through October) on record for the globe. Continuing its melting trend, Arctic sea ice coverage shrank to its smallest size yet for October.
Image credit: NOAA - An annotated map showing notable climate events that occurred around the world in October 2019.