‘Extraordinary weather’ to make 2017 one of hottest years

This year has been forecast to be one of the three hottest years on record. The world has seen many high impact events in 2017, including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, heatwaves and drought, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). It found the average global temperature from January to September 2017 was round 1.1°C above […]

It’s official! 2016 was warmest year on record

Scientists have confirmed 2016 was the hottest year on record and saw the planet near a 1.5°C warming. According to latest figures from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), part of the EU’s Copernicus earth observation programme, global temperature exceeded 14.8°C last year and was around 1.3°C higher than usual. Temperature last year was also […]