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18/01/2018 - 19:04hs

2017 among the top three hottest years

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the year’s average temperature was 1.1 degree Celsius higher than in the pre-industrial era.

São Paulo – The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported this Thursday (18) that 2017 is among the three hottest years ever recorded. According to the UN agency, the last three years were the hottest ever recorded, which is a clear sign of the continuity of climate change. The agency added that 2016 was the hottest ever, with 2017 being the hottest year without the influence of the El Niño climate phenomenon.

According to the WMO, the average temperature of the global surface was, last year, 1.1 degree Celsius above pre-industrial times’ levels. In 2016, temperature was 1.2 degree Celsius higher in the same comparison. The 21st century had 17 of the 18 hottest years ever recorded.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitann

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