2017 will be a very hot year, but it should not beat previous records. It is the anticipation of the British Met Office, one of the most reliable agencies in the world with regard to the monitoring of global warming.
The main factor is the weakening of the climate phenomenon of El Nino, but this does not mean that long-term warming trends have changed. In other words, Global Warming will continue on its way even though with less virulence.
2014 and 2015 were the warmest years ever, but the different forecasting institutes agree that 2016 is on track to beat the record. In fact, during each month until October temperatures outclassed previous surveys.
According to the Met Office, the average temperature in 2017 will still be from 0.63 to 0.87 °C higher than the average recorded between 1961 and 1990.
Among the factors that most affect the climate trend in the near future it must be outlined the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, which has settled firmly above the psychological threshold of 400 ppm since this year. And there it will remain for decades, climatologists believe, even with a net reduction of anthropogenic emissions.
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