24 Jul '16, 11pm

World on track for hottest year ever

WMO secretary-general Petteri Taalas increased the pressure for action in a statement last week, setting out in stark terms what effect climate change will have on global weather patterns. "Another month, another record. Decades-long trends of climate change are reaching new climaxes, fuelled by the strong 2015/2016 El Niño," he said. "The El Niño event, which turned up the Earth's thermostat, has now disappeared. Climate change, caused by heat-trapping greenhouse gases, will not. This means we face more heatwaves, more extreme rainfall and potential for higher impact tropical cyclones."

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