The practice of assigning proper names to storms in the Atlantic basin began in the early 1950s. Photo: AFP
The global average surface temperature for 2015 so far was around 0.73 °C above the 1961-1990 average of 14.0°C and approximately 1°C above the pre-industrial 1880-1899 period. Photo: AP<br />

2015 set to be hottest on record: WMO

1 min read . 30 Nov 2015
India’s monsoon rains have already arrived 5 days later than normal, and the prospect of a weak rainy season has raised fears of lower crop production and rising food prices. Photo: AFP<br />
Photo: Reuters<br />

Climate change: A terrible record

1 min read . 06 Nov 2013