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2016 saw record temperatures, shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned on Tuesday that the signs appear to be the same this year also, with extreme temperatures.
Last year, global average temperatures were also the highest on record last year; sea levels continued to rise; and Arctic sea ice levels were far below average, it found, warning that greenhouse gas emissions were the main driver behind the warming trend.
The organization also said that with the increase in technological capabilities, it is now possible to clearly demonstrate the links between man-made climate change and high-impact extreme events.
Changes in the Arctic and melting sea ice are leading to a shift in wider oceanic and atmospheric circulation patters. This is also effecting weather elsewhere, since it impacts the waves in the jet stream.