Earth sets heat record in 2016 – for the third year in a row

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It’s official: 2016 was the hottest year on record in 122 years of record-keeping, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The 1.78-degree jump over the mid-20th-century average marks the third year in a row that global temperatures have…