2015 to be hottest on record, 2016 could be hotter due to El Nino

November 25, 2015 12:13 PM

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2015 to be hottest on record, 2016 could be hotter due to El Nino

GENEVA This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday, warning inaction on climate change could see temperatures rise by 6 degrees Celsius or more.

But decisions taken at a summit of world leaders in Paris starting on Monday could keep global temperature rises within 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial times, a target set down in 2010 to try to prevent dangerous climate change.

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