Raphael Satter
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/ 4 January 2007

Scientists: 2007 could be hottest year on record

A resurgent El Nino and persistently high levels of greenhouse gases are likely to make 2007 the world’s hottest year ever recorded, climate scientists said on Thursday. The warmest year on record is 1998, an El Nino year when the average global temperature was 0,52 degrees Celsius higher than the long-term average of 14 degrees.