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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