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Earth’s global average surface temperature was 1.71°F (0.95°C) above the 20th-century average in 2019. Nine of the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 2005.
28 times more efficient
Methane is roughly 28 times more efficient at trapping heat in the Earth’s atmosphere compared to carbon dioxide, and current levels of methane in the atmosphere are higher than at any point in the past 2,000 years.
A month-long cyclone?
The longest-lived tropical cyclone (hurricane) on record was the Pacific’s Hurricane John, which lasted 31 days in 1994, from August 10–September 10.