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2017 is set to be in top three hottest years

Climate Change

In a recently published provisional "Statement on the State of the Climate", the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) indicates that the average global temperature from January to September 2017 was approximately 1.1°C above the pre-industrial era.


As a result of a powerful El Niño, 2016 is likely to remain the warmest year on record, with 2017 and 2015 being second and/or third. 2013-2017 is set to be the warmest five-year period on record.


The WMO statement addresses a wide variety of topics among which: global temperatures, precipitation, ice and snow, sea level, ocean heat, ocean acidification, greenhouses gases as well as extreme events and their impacts (tropical cyclones, flooding, drought, wildfire, etc.).


The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) has directly contributed to the elaboration of the WMO statement thanks to the provision of global temperature and Arctic sea-ice extent information.


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