Some of the most severe climate impacts the world has experienced have occurred in 2016.
- ++++++ Arctic sea ice reached its lowest annual extent on record while record sea surface temperatures drove the worst coral bleaching event in the Great Barrier Reef’s history.
- ++++++ Tropical Cyclone Winston was the most intense cyclone to hit Fiji on record, while Hurricane Otto was the southernmost hurricane to hit Central America on record.
- ++++++ Canada experienced its costliest wildfire in history in Fort McMurray, forcing the evacuation of almost 90,000 people.
- ++++++ The US state of Louisiana experienced 1-in-500 year rains that brought severe flooding leading to 30,000 rescues and 13 deaths.
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