10 ene. 2018

2017 was the Second Hottest Year on Record, Barely Beating an El Niño-Fueled 2016

Europe's Copernicus Programme has announced that 2017 was the world's second hottest year on record, coming in at only 0.1ºC cooler than 2016's El Niño-influenced record at 1.2ºC (2.2ºF) above pre-industrial levels, with 2017 actually being the hottest year on record for a year that was "not influenced by warming El Niño conditions in the tropical Pacific," according to their report. On top of this, 2017's temperature record occurred "despite cooling La Niña conditions both early and late in the year over the equatorial eastern Pacific Ocean."

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