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World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for 3rd year in row – Technology & Science – CBC News

World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said Wednesday.The data, supported by findings from other organizations, was issued two days before the inauguration of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, who questions whether climate change has a human cause.Average surface temperatures over land and the oceans in 2016 were 0.94 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average of 13.9 C, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Source: World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for 3rd year in row – Technology & Science – CBC News

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