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2016 Likely To Be Hottest Year

This year will be “very likely” the hottest on record, with global temperatures breaking the previous record, set in 2015, scientists at the World Meteorological Organisation announced. Average temperatures for the year were set to hit about 1.2 Celsius over pre-Industrial Revolution levels.

Average temperatures for the year were set to hit about 1.2 Celsius over pre-Industrial Revolution levels – meaning that 16 of the 17 hottest years on record were this century. The new record means the world is already more than halfway to the upper limit of 2 C of warming overall, 1.5 C if possible, which UN nations had agreed upon to stave off worst- case-scenario climate change.

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