By Paul Homewood
The BBC gleefully reports on the annual “warmest year evah” circus.
Manmade climate change is now dwarfing the influence of natural trends on the climate, scientists say.
Last year was the second or third hottest year on record – after 2016 and on a par with 2015, the data shows.
But those two years were affected by El Niño – the natural phenomenon centred on the tropical Pacific Ocean which works to boost temperatures worldwide.
Take out this natural variability and 2017 would probably have been the warmest year yet, the researchers say.
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