2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, Berkeley Earth scientists find

The Secular Jurist

The year 2018 is likely to have been the fourth warmest year on record, a scientific group pronounced Thursday – and joins a quartet of extra-hot years since 2015 that suggest a leap upward in warmth that the Earth may never return from in our lifetimes.

The warmest year on record for the Earth’s land and oceans was 2016 – by a long shot, thanks to a very strong El Nino event. That’s followed by 2017, 2015, and now 2018, said Zeke Hausfather, a research scientist with Berkeley Earth, which released the findings.

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