Global Temps Set for Record in 2016

“This forecast suggests that by the end of 2016 we will have seen three record, or near-record years in a row for global temperatures,” Adam Scaife, head of long-range prediction at the Met Office, said in a statement.The Met Office said manmade global warming combined with an impact from the El Nino weather phenomenon was driving the high temperatures.“The forecast is based on the key drivers of global climate, but it doesn’t include random events, such as large volcanic eruptions, which can cause a temporary cooling effect,” the Met Office said.The forecasts put global warming around half way towards the 2-degree rise scientists say temperatures must be kept below to stave off the worst effects of climate change such as floods, droughts and rising sea levels.

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