Nov 25, 2015

​UN weather agency: it's record hot out there this year

by
Seth Borenstein
,
Associated Press
In this May 31, 2015 file photo, an Indian man rests in front of an air cooler to cool. Photo: AP
In this May 31, 2015 file photo, an Indian man rests in front of an air cooler to cool. Photo: AP

Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday. The United Nations weather agency's early bird report on 2015 says it is the hottest year on record, surpassing last year's record heat. It made the proclamation without waiting for the end of the year because it has been so extraordinarily hot, forecast to stay that way and unlikely to cool down enough to not set a record.The report comes the week before world leaders assemble in Paris to try to negotiate an agreement to fight climate change.