#EarthCapture by @georgebturner "These low-lying shrubs gave limited shelter from the pouring rain but plenty of opportunity to clean. This family spent 45 minutes preening each other, totally at ease with my presence." #BigCats
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Earth last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third. @noaa on Thursday announced that 2017 was the third hottest year on record. At the same time, @nasa called it the second. The agencies slightly differ because of how much they count an overheating Arctic, where there are gaps in the data. The global average temperature in 2017 was 58.51 degrees, which is 1.51 degrees above the 20th-century average and just behind 2016 and 2015, NOAA said. Other agencies' figures were close but not quite the same. NOAA's five hottest years have been from 2010 on. Thanks to Eyewitness @cravinwaves for this pic from Huntington Beach! Share your weather shots with #abc7eyewitness.