Monday, 14 November 2016
2016 'very likely' to be world's warmest year - BBC News
2016 'very likely' to be world's warmest year - BBC News droughtImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES Image caption 2016 has seen high temperatures lead to devastating droughts in many parts 2016 looks poised to be the warmest year on record globally, according to preliminary data. With data from just the first nine months, scientists are 90% certain that 2016 will pass the mark set by 2015. Temperatures from January to September were 1.2C above pre-industrial levels, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The body says temperatures should remain high enough for the rest of the year to break the previous record.