Last year was the officially hottest year ever since the recording started in the 1880s. The year 2016 was the third consecutive year to grade warmer than previous years.
The globally averaged temperature in 2016 was about 1.1°C higher than the pre-industrial period, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). This is approximately 0.07°C warmer than in 2015.
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