A firefighter douses flames in California in September. Wildfires consumed vast areas in Australia, Siberia, the US West Coast and South America during the year, sending plumes of smoke circumnavigating the globe. Photo: AFP A firefighter douses flames in California in September. Wildfires consumed vast areas in Australia, Siberia, the US West Coast and South America during the year, sending plumes of smoke circumnavigating the globe. Photo: AFP
A firefighter douses flames in California in September. Wildfires consumed vast areas in Australia, Siberia, the US West Coast and South America during the year, sending plumes of smoke circumnavigating the globe. Photo: AFP
Climate crisis

Global warming: 2020 set to be one of three hottest years ever, UN says

  • The UN’s World Meteorological Organization said in its provisional State of the Global Climate report that it has been an ‘extraordinary year’
  • 2020 saw extreme temperatures, especially in the Arctic, as well as wildfires in places like Australia and devastating flooding in Africa and Southeast Asia

Topic |   Climate crisis
A firefighter douses flames in California in September. Wildfires consumed vast areas in Australia, Siberia, the US West Coast and South America during the year, sending plumes of smoke circumnavigating the globe. Photo: AFP A firefighter douses flames in California in September. Wildfires consumed vast areas in Australia, Siberia, the US West Coast and South America during the year, sending plumes of smoke circumnavigating the globe. Photo: AFP
A firefighter douses flames in California in September. Wildfires consumed vast areas in Australia, Siberia, the US West Coast and South America during the year, sending plumes of smoke circumnavigating the globe. Photo: AFP
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