Confirmation that 2019 concludes warmest decade on record
The annual global temperature figures for 2019 confirm that the past decade was the warmest on record.
Multiple data sets suggests that 2019, a year without a strong classical El Niño, is the second warmest year for annual global temperatures in records that begin in 1850. Only 2016 has been warmer, a year when temperatures were boosted by a significant El Niño.
12 news stories that defined our year
In a year where environmental science has risen up the public agenda, we’ve taken a moment to reflect on how atmospheric science has made an impact.
To mark the twelve days before Christmas, we’re looking back at our top twelve news stories from the past year.