Spike in Global Temperatures Stuns Scientists

Global temperatures leapt in February, lifting warming from pre-industrial levels to beyond 1.5 degrees, and stoking concerns about a "climate emergency." According to NASA analysis, average temperatures last month were 1.35 degrees above the norm for the 1951-1980 period, smashing the previous biggest departure from the average - set only in the previous month - by 0.21 degrees.

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