The global numbers are in, and 2019 ranks as the 2nd hottest year on record
A new normal? The past five years have been the hottest five on record for the second year running
2019 was a year of record heat across most of the globe, with the Midwestern U.S. being one of the few cooler spots
2019 was the hottest and driest year on record in Australia (100+ years of records)
There has been a long‑term increase in both extreme fire weather and the length of the fire season across large parts of Australia
While the U.S. wasn’t as hot as much of the globe last year, the Southeast still faced record heat.
2019 was the second-wettest year on record.