English English English Türkçe (Türkiye) Türkçe (Türkiye) italiano (Italia) italiano (Italia) español (España) español (España) français (France) français (France) polski (Polska) polski (Polska) svenska (Sverige) svenska (Sverige) srpski (latinica, Crna Gora) srpski (latinica, Crna Gora) Deutsch (Deutschland) Deutsch (Deutschland) Nederlands (Nederland) Nederlands (Nederland) suomi (Suomi) suomi (Suomi) hrvatski (Hrvatska) hrvatski (Hrvatska) српски српски lietuvių (Lietuva) lietuvių (Lietuva) latviešu (Latvija) latviešu (Latvija) español (México) español (México) English (Malta) English (Malta) български български
Green Motion Car and Van Rental Locations Franchise / Affiliate Terms and Conditions Contact Book Now


Environmental Policy Social and Corporate Responsibility Green Heart Donation Giving Back Careers Our Fleet Electric Vehicles


Green Silver Gold VIP


Basic Plus+ Premium Premium+


Turkey South Africa United Kingdom View all



New locations Awards Environmental News View all

Cool Motion



Toggle Menu
2017 was the warmest year without El Niño

2017 was the ‘warmest year without El Niño’

Figures from the Met Office, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published last week appear to show that 2017 was the warmest year on record without El Niño. This means that manmade climate change is now overtaking the influence of natural trends on the climate.

The data shows that last year was the second hottest year on record, behind 2016 and equal to 2015 – however, 2015 and 2016 were affected by the weather phenomenon El Niño, which naturally boosts worldwide temperatures. Taking out this natural effect, 2017 would have been the warmest year yet.

The acting director of the UK Met Office, Prof Peter Stott said, "It's extraordinary that temperatures in 2017 have been so high when there's no El Niño. In fact, we’ve been going into cooler La Niña conditions.

"Last year was substantially warmer than 1998 which had a very big El Niño.

"It shows clearly that the biggest natural influence on the climate is being dwarfed by human activities – predominantly CO₂ emissions."