Earth’s surface temperatures in 2019 were THE SECOND WARMEST since modern record-keeping began in 1880. Globally, 2019 temperatures were SECOND ONLY TO THOSE IN 2016 and continued the planet’s long-term warming trend. THE PAST FIVE YEARS HAVE BEEN THE WARMEST IN THE PAST 140 YEARS. IMAGE BY NASA.
Experts say the data indicates that humans must urgently "reduce the heating of our planet by using energy more wisely and increasing the use of clean and renewable energy." Story here. Coral reefs. A Wikimedia photo.