59. Record CO2 levels and temperatures in May 2020
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has released a report from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) indicating that May 2020 was the warmest on record, 0.63°C above the May average temperature from 1981-2010, and 0.7°C above the average for the last 12 months, breaking the record for the warmest 12 months.
Climate Change Service. Surface air temperature for May 2020
World Metrological Organization. Record CO2 levels and temperatures highlight need for action on World Environment Day. June 5, 2020.
Contributor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Research Strategy Office)