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The Next Five Years Could Be Seriously Hotter Than Normal, Say Scientists

The past four years have been the four warmest ever recorded - and now, according to a new scientific forecast, the next five will also probably be "anomalously warm," even beyond what the steady increase in global warming would produce on its own.  That could include another record warmest year, even warmer than the current record year of 2016.
It could also include an increased risk of heat extremes and a major heat event somewhere Earth's oceans, of the sort that have triggered recent die-offs of coral reefs across the tropics.  Read more...

 

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