Posted on June 2nd, 2020

Apollo News Snippets – June 2020

The April 2020 NOAA temperature departure map shows pockets of record warmth on all continents with a marked region of cooler weather over central and northern North America.
  • The April 2020 NOAA Global Climate report is out and it appears that the climate continues to get warmer even as the world struggles with the COVID pandemic. In fact, the April 2020 average temperature was 1.91°F (1.06°C) above the 20th Century average and was the second warmest April on record in 141 years – behind only April 2016. Oh and fun, April 2020 was also the 11th warmest month in the past 141 years – all this on the backdrop of a Trump administration which has used the past few months to destroy the environment, such as seizing public lands to drill, mine and timber on, instead of preparing our nation to fight the global pandemic, sad…

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