This summer was the hottest ever recorded in the northern hemisphere, according to US government scientists.
The new record surpassed the summers of 2016 and 2019. Last month was also the second-hottest August ever recorded for the globe. The numbers put 2020 on track to be one of the five warmest years, according to Noaa.
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