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2016 will be the hottest year ever recorded

2016 is set to be the world's hottest year on record.<p>According to the World Meteorological Organization's preliminary statement on the global climate for 2016, global temperatures for January to September were 0.88°C above the long-term (1961-90) average, 0.11°C above the record set last year, and …

Global Warming

2016 ‘very likely’ to be the hottest year on record, U.N. agency declares

In an announcement timed for the ongoing international climate meetings in Marrakesh, Morocco, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization has affirmed what many scientists had already considered inevitable — 2016, the agency said, is “very likely” to be the hottest year on record. That would mean …

Climate Change

February shattered global temperature records by an unsettling amount

February smashed a century of global temperature records by “stunning” margin, according to data released by Nasa.<p>The unprecedented leap led …

Record global temperatures are shocking — and yet we don't respond seriously

And another one bites the dust. The year 2014 was the warmest ever recorded by humans. Then 2015 was warmer still. January 2016 broke the record for the largest monthly temperature anomaly. Then came last month.<p>February didn’t break climate change records – it obliterated them. Regions of the …

Climate Change

A block of ice the size of Rhode Island just broke off into the ocean

A roughly 2,000-square-mile block of ice just broke off in the Arctic Ocean.<p>The chunk, which sits in the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia, …