In more climate news, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—NOAA—confirmed in a new report Thursday that 2016 was the hottest year on record. NOAA’s report found record heat for both land and ocean temperatures, record high sea levels, an above-average tropical cyclone season and Arctic sea ice coverage at or near record lows. NOAA also measured record high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, reaching nearly 403 parts per million.
NOAA Climate Report Confirms 2016 was Hottest Year on Record
HeadlineAug 11, 2017