2016 "very likely" to be world's hottest year on record

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WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas. UN Photo/Daniel Dickinson

This year is "very likely" to be the world's hottest year on record according to the  World  Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Preliminary data released by the UN agency shows that 2016's global temperatures are approximately 1.2 Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Petteri Taalas is the Secretary-General of the WMO.

Daniel Dickinson asked him how concerned he was by the new figures, which were released as the international community met for climate talks in Morocco.

Duration: 3’12″

 

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