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September 2020 was literally the hottest on record

September was the hottest ever on record. Woof.

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A view of downtown Portland from the East Bank Esplanade is seen on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The entire Portland metropolitan region remains under a thick blanket of smog from wildfires that are burning around the state and residents are being advised to remain indoors due to hazardous air quality.

A view of downtown Portland from the East Bank Esplanade is seen on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The entire Portland metropolitan region remains under a thick blanket of smog from wildfires that are burning around the state and residents are being advised to remain indoors due to hazardous air quality.

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

September 2020 will go down in the history books as the warmest September ever recorded across the world, BBC News reports.

Scientists told BBC News this is a sign that temperatures continue to climb because of humans.

  • Experts told WION that the rising numbers led to wildfires in Australia and the U.S., as well as disturbing weather trends throughout the world.
  • Indeed, as I wrote about before, California’s Death Valleyrecorded the world’s hottest day ever at 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ed Hawkins, from Reading University, told BBC News: “We have been saying this for decades — more and more greenhouse gases will lead to more and more warming.”

  • “One degree of heating is dangerous for some people, as we’ve seen,” he said. “Two degrees is more dangerous still, and three degrees even more dangerous. We really don’t want to find out what that’ll be like.”