Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Climate Change - 2017 global temperature report

According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2017 was the warmest year in the modern record without an El Niño present in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

The 2017 average global temperature across land and ocean surface areas was:

..... 0.84°C above the 20th century average of 13.9°C, behind the record year 2016 (+0.94°C) and 2015 (+0.90°C, the second warmest year on record). 

2015 and 2016 were both influenced by a strong El Niño episode. 

The chart above comes from State of Climate in 2017, a report from the World Meteorological Organisation.

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