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Tony Barboza

Tony Barboza is a reporter who covers air quality and the environment with a focus on Southern California. He has been on staff at the Los Angeles Times since 2006, is a graduate of Pomona College and completed a Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado.
2018 was one of the hottest years on record — and this year could be even hotter

2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record, according to NASA and NOAA. All of the five hottest years on record have occurred in the last five years.

Oceans had their hottest year on record in 2018 as global warming accelerates

The planet is warming, and a lot of that heat is winding up in the oceans. Scientists say the temperature of the oceans hit a record high in 2018.

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