This analytical document highlights how 2016 is very likely to be the world’s hottest year on record. Global temperatures for January to September 2016 have been 0.88 °C (1.58 °F) above the average for the 1961-90 reference period and approximately 1.2°C above those of the pre-industrial period. Preliminary data for October indicate that temperatures are continuing to be at a sufficiently high level to remain well above the 0.77 °C (1.39 °F) annual value set in 2015.

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Organization: WMO

Theme: Science

Topics: Economic and Development Planning, Environment, Risk Reduction/Management, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2016

Language: English