2016 to reach record temperatures

  • 22/07/2016
2016 to reach record temperatures

The world is on track for its hottest year on record with levels of carbon dioxide reaching new highs, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says.

June marked the 14th straight month of record heat for land and oceans, the United Nations agency said.

It's called for the speedy implementation of a pact reached last December to limit climate change by shifting from fossil fuels to green energy by 2100.

A strong El Nino weather event in the Pacific Ocean, a phenomenon associated with extreme droughts, storms and floods, "has now disappeared", the WMO said in a statement.