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More Extreme Weather Coming After Record 2016 Heat, WMO Says

  • Rate of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere isn’t easing
  • February was record-breaking month for temperatures in U.S.
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Meltdown: The Science Behind Climate Change

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Unusually warm weather in the Arctic is helping shift weather patterns this year from North America to the Middle East, after global warming shattered records in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

Rising ocean temperatures that are melting polar ice sheets, killing marine life and flooding coastal communities may have increased more than previously reported last year, the WMO said in a report Tuesday.