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Last Month Was the Hottest September on Record, Edging Out September 2019

HeadlineOct 08, 2020

New climate data show surface air temperatures around the globe set an all-time high for the month of September, edging out the previous record set last year. Satellite data show the average extent of Arctic sea ice was at its second-lowest level ever recorded last month, as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere climbed to 410 parts per million, far above pre-industrial levels.

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