FIRE-EARTH Alert: Warmest 5 Years on Record
Posted by feww on November 9, 2016
- CJ Members
- OC Teams
2011 to 2015 the Warmest Years on Record: WMO
- The five years from 2011 to 2015 were the warmest on record, with temperatures higher one degrees Celsius (1.8 °F) above pre-industrial times, according to data released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
- The burning of fossil fuels increased the probability of extreme weather events including heat by at least a factor of 10, says WMO.
- 2016 will likely set a new record for warmest year.
- The last five-year period beat 2006-2010 as the warmest such period since records began about 150 years ago.
- Details of the Alert are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.