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Assessing the Global Climate in 2016

Climate Change – 2016 Globally Averaged Temperature over Land and Ocean Surfaces was the “… highest since record keeping began in 1880 …”, according to the latest ‘State of the Climate’ Report released by the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which notes that “… this is the third consecutive year a new global annual temperature record has been set …” – The report found that “… the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces in 2016 was 58.69 degrees F or 1.69 degrees F above the 20th century average … Since the start of the 21st century, the annual global temperature record has been broken five times (2005, 2010, 2014, 2015, and 2016) … The average Arctic sea ice extent for the year was 3.92 million square miles, the smallest annual average since record-keeping began in 1979 … The average Antarctic sea ice extent for the year was 4.31 million square miles, the second smallest annual average since record-keeping began in 1979 …”

Web site: Source: January 18, 2017 NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) News Release, titled “Assessing the Global Climate in 2016”, posted at
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/assessing-global-climate-2016

The January 18, 2017 NOAA “Global Analysis – Annual 2016” report is posted at
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201613
* A Summary is posted at
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/summary-info/global/201612

The January 18, 2017 NOAA News Release, titled “2016 marks three consecutive years of record warmth for the globe”, is posted at
http://www.noaa.gov/stories/2016-marks-three-consecutive-years-of-record-warmth-for-globe

Information about the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information is available at
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/national-centers-environmental-information

Contact: Contacts for the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, North Carolina are listed at
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/contact

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