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07-26-2016, 11:41 AM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/scientists-caught-off-guard-record-temperatures-linked-climate-171420315.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/RoS8bvjZvGJN97RpCag..g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PT EzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-07-26T171420Z_1_LYNXNPEC6P1AI_RTROPTP_2_PARAGUAY-ENVIRONMENT.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Crows perch on tree branches as alligators are seen stuck in the mud of the dry Pilcomayo river, which is facing its worst drought in almost two decades, in Boqueron" align="left" title="Crows perch on tree branches as alligators are seen stuck in the mud of the dry Pilcomayo river, which is facing its worst drought in almost two decades, in Boqueron" border="0" /></a>By Zoe Tabary LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Record temperatures in the first half of 2016 have taken scientists by surprise despite widespread recognition that extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, the director of the World Climate Research Programme said. The earth is on track for its hottest year on record with June marking the 14th straight month of record heat, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said last week. Temperatures recorded mainly in the northern hemisphere in the first six months of the year, coupled with an early and fast Arctic sea ice melt and "new highs" in heat-trapping carbon dioxide levels, point to quickening climate change, it said.</p><br clear="all"/>

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