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“Hottest September on record”: Why lockdown hasn’t curbed global warming

This is the 44th September in a row—and the 429th month in a row—that global temperatures have topped the 20th century average

By Bill McGuire  

One reason why many people fail to grasp the urgency of the climate emergency is that the numbers that describe it just seem too small to matter. Figures just released by the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service show that last month was the hottest September on record worldwide, beating September 2019 by 0.05 degrees Celsius.

It is easy to think of such a…

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