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Last seven years on track to be hottest on record: UN

The years from 2015 to 2021 are set to be the seven hottest on record, the World Meteorological Organization says, warning the planet is heading into “uncharted territory.”

Using data from the first nine months of the year, the WMO says 2021 is likely to be between the fifth and seventh warmest year on record — even with the cooling effect of the La Nina phenomenon that lowered temperatures at the beginning of the year.

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