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2016 Hit Records For Global Temperature And Climate Extremes

Enlarge this image A field cleared of sunflowers destroyed by drought is seen in Padina, Serbia, on Thursday. Marko Drobnjakovic/AP hide caption toggle caption Marko Drobnjakovic/AP The year 2016 was the warmest on record for the planet as a whole, surpassing temperature records that date back 137 years, according to an annual report compiled by scientists around the globe. For global temperatures, last year surpassed the previous record-holder: 2015. According to the annual, peer-reviewed State of the Climate report, it was also a year of other extremes and records, including…

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