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2016 set to be hottest year ever

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>> 2016 is on target to be the hottest year ever recorded, say the World Meteorological Organization. The WMO, warning the rise in temperatures for the first six months of the year are alarming, adding the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, has hit a new high. Reuters senior correspondent in Geneva, Stephanie Ullman Nebehay.
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>> The WMO in Geneva says that they thought it would have taken several years to record this increase in global temperatures, and they say it's alarming because it's happening and happening at a faster rate.>> The data rattling the Director of the UN Climate Research Program, David Carson.
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>> I think we're very uncomfortable at how much this surprised us, which might be just a little more cautious way of saying fearful about what happens next. If we got this much surprise this year, how many more surprises are ahead of us?>> Data showing June was the 14th straight month of record heat for both land and oceans globally.
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The Northern Hemisphere particularly warm, kick-starting the annual melt of Arctic ice in summer much earlier than normal. The WMO also reporting El Nino has disappeared, the Pacific Ocean currents thought to cause extreme weather events around the world. The organization warning there's no time to lose to implement the Paris Climate Agreement and try to limit future global warming.