World Meteorological Organization confirms 2016 was the hottest year on record and scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) agree, according to modern temperature records, which dates back to 1880, 2016 broke the record for the hottest year to date.
Weather phenomenon is debated, speculated and theorized globally whether the weather and/or natural disaster increase and/or decrease are natural pattern shifts or a product of the highly debated climate change theory. Regardless of ones opinion on the highly debated topic, many would agree the last few years have been HOT and each year seems to be steadily increasing.
In 2016 a temperature shift increase was expected due to the El Nino in the tropical Pacific. El Nino’s produce warmer temperatures over portions of Canada and western and northern United States. (For more information on El Nino’s visit http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/ninonina.html) Scientists at NASA have researched two additional elements contributing to increase temperatures, global surface temperature and artic ice extents. Numerous records were broken during 2016 to what NASA believes are the two key elements given rise to temperatures. NASA has conducted studies on surface temperatures and artic ice extents which can be read about at https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-nears-finish-line-of-annual-study-of-changing-antarctic-ice.
Below is the Press Release from World Meteorological Organization https://public.wmo.int/en/media explaining the degree in rise of weather temperature recordings.
Publish Date: 18 January 2017
The year 2016 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according to a consolidated analysis by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The globally averaged temperature in 2016 was about 1.1°C higher than the pre-industrial period. It was approximately 0.83° Celsius above the long term average (14°C) of the WMO 1961-1990 reference period, and about 0.07°C warmer than the previous record set in 2015.
For a more in depth explanation of the data provided by World Meteorological Organization please visit their website at https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/wmo-confirms-2016-hottest-year-record-about-11%C2%B0c-above-pre-industrial-era.
WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION a specialized agency of the United Nations, WMO is dedicated to international cooperation and coordination on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces, and the resulting distribution of water resources. https://public.wmo.int/en/our-mandate/what-we-do
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NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Department of Commerce http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/ninonina.html NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-nears-finish-line-of-annual-study-of- changing-antarctic-ice WMO – World Meteorological Organization https://public.wmo.int/en/media https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/wmo- confirms-2016-hottest-year-record-about-11%C2%B0c-above-pre-industrial-era https://public.wmo.int/en/our-mandate/what-we-do The Weather Channel http://www.weather.com