Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Climate Change - 2011-2015 ... Warmest 5-year Period on Record

The global climate 2011-2015: hot and wild
Produced by the Met Office Hadley Centre in collaboration with the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia

2011-2015 was the warmest five-year period on record* globally and for all continents apart from Africa (second warmest), according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organisation.

Temperatures for the period were 0.57 °C (1.03 °F) above the average for the standard 1961–1990 reference period. 

The warmest year on record to date was 2015, during which temperatures were 0.76 °C (1.37 °F) above the 1961–1990 average, followed by 2014. 

The year 2015 was also the first year in which global temperatures were more than 1 °C above the pre-industrial era.

* 1880 was the starting year for full global temperature records. 

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