2016: Global Heat Record Broken Again

25.01.17 By and

Worldwide heat records have been broken again, with 2016 declared the hottest for a third consecutive year, our new report has revealed.

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KEY FINDINGS

 

1. 2016 was the hottest year on record globally for the third year in a row. Climate change was the dominant factor in driving the record-breaking heat worldwide.

 

2. Climate change is worsening heat-related extreme weather conditions in Australia.

 

3. Increasing extreme heat is damaging to human health, our economy and the environment.
4. Record temperatures across many regions of the world are strongly influenced by climate change.

 

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Report cover image credit: “Low Summer Sun” by Flickr user Not That Bob James licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0