Global warming increases the likelihood of extreme weather events such as heatwaves, droughts and floods. Future warming could cause billions of euro of damage each year and affect the availability of fresh water and crop yields in the most vulnerable countries.
Earth on the edge: Record breaking 2016 was close to 1.5°C warming
Reading, 05 January 2017 2016 confirmed as the warmest year on record, warmer than 2015 by close to 0.2°C Global temperatures reached a peak in February 2016 around 1.5°C higher than at the start of the Industrial Revolution Extreme conditions impacting several regions across the Earth The first global analysis of the whole of 2016 has confirmed last year as the warmest on record and saw the planet near a 1.5°C warming, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).
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