11 Dec 2016 – New official data from British Met Office shows big fall from heat spike caused by El Niño.
Confirms that world average temperatures have plummeted since the middle of the year at a faster and steeper rate than at any time in the recent past.
The record high temperatures were caused by El Niño, not by man-made global warming.
The Met Office report was based on NASA satellite measurements of temperatures in the lower atmosphere over land – which tend to show worldwide changes first, because the sea retains heat for longer.
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