2017 The Second Hottest Year on Record, the Hottest Year on Record without El Niño event, and 41st Consecutive Year with a Global Temperature Above the 20th Century Average (global)
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The years 2017, 2016 and 2015 make up the 3 hottest years on record for the planet. 2016 and 2015 were El Nino years and to have 2017, in which El Nino was absent, join the others in the top 3 illustrates the ominous direction of climate breakdown.
In 2017 the oceans were recorded at their hottest levels ever. The 5 hottest years on record are 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and now 2017.
Also emerging in this work is the yellow/grey evidence of the record-breaking forest fires here in the Pacific Northwest.