Drought in U.S. and Brazil Linked to Hottest Year Ever

December 3, 2014 3:04 PM

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Drought in California and Brazil, the U.K.’s wettest winter and floods in the Balkans are among the extreme weather patterns that marked what’s on track to be the hottest year ever recorded.

Temperatures this year are on course for their highest globally since records began, with oceans bearing the brunt of the heat and the U.S. and Canada spared the worst, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

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