This Weather.com article discusses how 2019 is on track to be Earth’s 3rd warmest year ever, per NOAA.
- The first five months of 2019 place Earth on track for its third warmest year dating to 1880.
- Four separate analyses found 2019 had among the top five warmest Mays.
- Among areas most above average in May were Arctic Canada, Greenland, Russia, Brazil, and parts of Africa.
- This was despite a notably chilly May in the western and central U.S. and in parts of Europe.