The first half of 2017 was the planet’s second-warmest on record
El Niño ended more than a year ago, but the Earth’s temperature remains abnormally high, loaded up with record levels of greenhouse gases. NOAA announced that the first half of 2017 was the planet’s second -warmest on record, trailing only 2016.
The first half of 2017 was the second hottest to date
First half of 2017 ranks 2nd hottest globally, behind 2016
First half of 2017 was Earth’s second warmest on record