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For most of America, 2016 has been recorded as the second hottest year in history!

For most of America, 2016 has been recorded as the second hottest year in history!

 Average temperatures across the entirety of the lower 48 states were nearly 3 degrees Fahrenheit above normal.

2016 warmest year in UK since 1850

2016 warmest year in UK since 1850

Data for 2016 showed a current value of 0.84 degrees Celsius above the average for the 30-year period between 1961 and 1990.

Record warm years 'almost certainly' due to man-made climate change

Record warm years 'almost certainly' due to man-made climate change

Natural climate variability causes temperatures to wax and wane over a period of several years, rather than varying erratically from one year to the next.

Planet shatters warming records, 2015 hottest `by far`

Planet shatters warming records, 2015 hottest `by far`

Not only was 2015 the warmest worldwide since 1880, it shattered the previous record held in 2014 by the widest margin ever observed, said the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.