September 2020 global temperature anomaly
October 16, 2020

September 2020 was the hottest September on record for the globe, continuing a sweltering year. 

October 1, 2020

The latest maps from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center show where October 2020 is forecast to be much hotter and drier than average in the U.S. It's not a great outlook for the wildfire-affected West.

August 2020 difference from global average temperature
September 15, 2020

August 2020 was the second-hottest August on record, and it ended the hottest summer on record for the Northern Hemisphere.

June 15, 2020

May 2020 tied with May 2016 as the warmest May on record for the globe, continuing 2020’s streak of having every single month either be the warmest or second-warmest month on record

March 16, 2020

Cool conditions in Alaska and northern Canada related to a strong polar vortex were not enough to outweigh the extreme warmth across Europe and Asia in February 2020. Both the Northern Hemisphere and the globe as a whole had their second-warmest February on record.  

Danielle Claar in scuba gear, sitting on a boat with the ocean and sky behind her
February 4, 2020

Climate.gov talks with scientific scuba diver and marine scientist Danielle Claar, an early career scientist with a passion for everything ocean—from tide pools to coral reefs. 

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