Reactor shutdown, record heat and Indonesia protests


Past five years are warmest on record The average global temperature for 2018 was the fourth highest on record, according to separate analyses released on 6 February by NASA and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Both analyses confirm similar findings from the United Kingdom’s Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization. NASA reported that the average temperature was 0.83 °C above the mean for 1951–80. The years from 2014 to 2018 rank as the warmest 5 years on record, and 9 of the 10 warmest years in the nearly 140-year record have occurred since 2005. NOAA also reported that the average ice extent in both the Arctic and Antarctic for 2018 was the second lowest since record-keeping began in 1979.

A man cools himself off in the water at the banks of Volga River, Russia, 2018.Credit: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Indonesian protest Hundreds of scientists in Indonesia protested

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