Beachgoers play football at sunset on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday. Last month was the hottest January ever recorded in Brazil. Photo: AFP

Thought 2018 was hot? Prepare for record-breaking temperatures in the next five years

  • The UN’s World Meteorological Organisation says urgent action is needed to rein in runaway planetary temperatures
  • Warming in the past four years has been ‘exceptional’, the organisation’s chief said, warning that the trend would lead to more extreme weather events
Topic |   Climate change

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Beachgoers play football at sunset on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday. Last month was the hottest January ever recorded in Brazil. Photo: AFP
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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, on January 23, 2019 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Photo: AFP

‘We are losing the race’ on climate change, UN chief Antonio Guterres warns

  • United Nations official says climate change is the ‘most important global systemic threat in relation to the global economy’
Topic |   Climate change

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, on January 23, 2019 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Photo: AFP
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