November 2019 was confirmed as the second-warmest November on record for global land/ocean surface

30.12.2019

November 2019 was confirmed as the second-warmest November on record for global land/ocean surface by both NASA GISS and NOAA, Accuweather reports.

The Southern Hemisphere experienced their warmest November on record.

The three-month period from September-November 2019 (Northern Hemisphere fall/Southern Hemisphere spring) was tied with 2015 for the warmest on record in the NASA database and second warmest behind 2015 in the NOAA database. Both databases go back to 1880.

Ten of the warmest September-November periods have occurred since 2005. Five of the warmest September-November periods have occurred in the past five years.

Overall, 2019 continues to support the clear, longterm warming trend on our planet.

Ice update

November 2019 had the second-lowest sea ice extent on record in the Arctic. The lowest on record occurred in 2016. The satellite record goes back to 1979.

Melting on the Greenland Ice Sheet in 2019 was the seventh highest on record. The record database goes back to 1978. Accuweather