2016 was the hottest year on record, continuing a decades-long warming trend

Earth just experienced the warmest year on record, again. 2016 was the third year in a row with record-high surface temperature, part of a decades-long warming trend. NASA scientists track global temperature changes to better understand Earth`s changing climate.

2016: 0.99°C / 1.8°F above 1951-1980 average. (NASA)
2016: 0.94°C / 1.69°F above 1901-2000 average. (NOAA)
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Ecoclimax is defined by Odum (1969) as the culmination state after a succession in a stabilized ecosystem in which maximum biomass (or high information content) and symbiotic function among organisms is kept per unit of available energy flow.