This year is set to be the hottest since records began, according to concerned meteorologists.
Experts are estimating a 50 percent to 70 percent chance that 2020 will end up breaking a sweltering record set four years ago.
Lockdowns all over the world have been dubbed as helping to clear the skies and reduce pollution.
However, it’s thought that this hasn’t done anything to cool the climate.
Heat records actually began to be broken from January this year.
This is why the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have predicted a 75 percent chance that 2020 will be the hottest year since records began.
This year has already seen raging wildfires in Australia, which were said to be fuelled by high temperatures.
Last year also saw the devastating impact of the fires along with those in areas like California and even the Arctic.
The hottest June ever recorded on Earth saw huge wildfires spreading from Greenland to Siberia to Alaska.
Hot, dry weather combined with drought and strong winds create the perfect conditions for fire to spread quickly.
The Australian bushfires resulted in the loss of over half a billion animals.
When experts refer to global weather records beginning they’re generally referring to the mid to late 19th century.
The current record was set in 2016.
This was less unusual though because it occurred around an El Niño year, which is a predicted phase of warm weather.
2020 is not supposed to be an El Niño year, indicating there is likely another reason for the high temperatures.
Karsten Haustein, a climate scientist at the University of Oxford, explained to The Newzandar News that although new emissions may have dropped recently, greenhouse gas levels remain high.
He said: “The climate crisis continues unabated. The emissions will go down this year, but the concentrations keep on rising.”
“We are very unlikely to be able to notice any slowdown in the built-up of atmospheric GHG levels.”
In January, many Arctic nations were left with limited snow as the month became the hottest on record.
In February, an Antartica research base registered its highest temperature yet.
Large parts of the US have been sweltering recently and Australia has also seen record heat levels.
Even if 2020 doesn’t turn out to be the hottest year, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration thinks it will be in the top five hottest years documented.