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10 Most Important Climate Stories of 2016

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By Brian Kahn Climate Central December 28th, 2016  see full article here

This year is likely to remembered as a turning point for climate change…Here are the 10 most important climate milestones of the year:

  1. It was the hottest year on record. Again…
  2. The Paris Agreement got real…
  3. Carbon dioxide hit 400 ppm. Permanently…
  4. The world breached the 1.5°C climate threshold…
  5. The Great Barrier Reef was decimated by warm waters…
  6. Divestment and clean energy investments each hit a record…
  7. Arctic sea ice got weird. Really weird..
  8. July was the hottest month ever recorded. Then August tied it…
  9. An extremely potent greenhouse gas is also on its way out (hydrofluorocarbons)…
  10. The world struck an airline carbon pollution deal…

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