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Montevideo, November 21st 2018 - 18:36 UTC

Tag: 2016 world’s hottest year

  • Friday, November 18th 2016 - 08:41 UTC

    2016 is set to be the world’s hottest year on record and an anticipation of current trend

    Global temperatures continue to rise at a rate of 0.10-0.15°C per decade, and over  five years from 2011 to 2015 they averaged 0.59°C above the 1961-1990 average.

    According to the World Meteorological Organization 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 about 1.2°C above pre-industrial levels. While the year is not yet over, the final weeks of 2016 would need to be the coldest of the 21st century for 2016’s final number to drop below last year’s.