NASA & NOAA say 2015 hottest on record

Posted by on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

NASA and NOAA scientists have announced that 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history.

Records go back to the year 1880 and 2015 was the warmest year, "by a long shot" according to NASA and NOAA.

The agencies say that El Niño did likely play an important role but added that it was also due to an accelerating, build-up of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere.

Fifteen of the 16 warmest years on record have now occurred since 2001. 

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