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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
2016 Warmest Year on Record
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration) 2
016 Marks Three Consecutive Years a Record Warm for the Globe.
2016 was another year of record warmth for the world. Another troubling record is broken.
More noteworthy findings from 2016:
The globally averaged sea surface temperature was the highest on record, 1.35 degree F above average.
land surface temperature was the highest on record, 2.57 degrees F above average.
North America had its warmest year on record; South America and Africa had their second; Asia and Europe had their
Australia had its fifth.
The average Arctic sea ice extent for the year was 3.92 million square miles, the smallest annual average since record-keeping began in 1979.
The average Antarctic sea ice extent for the year was 4.31 million square miles, the second smallest annual average since record-keeping began in 1979.
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