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On track for the hottest five years on record

On track for the hottest five years on record

It is currently estimated the global temperature for 2015-2019 will be 1.1°C above pre-industrial (1850–1900) levels, which has resulted in widespread and long-lasting heatwaves, record-breaking fires and other devastating events, such as tropical cyclones, floods and drought, having major impacts on socio-economic development and the environment.

First published: Nov 2019

Article sources and references

  • World Meteorological Organization, September 2019

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