Media release

2015 set to break ‘hottest year’ record

Australians on the frontline of climate change among the first to respond

The UN’s World Meteorological Organisation has announced 2015 is shaping to be the world’s warmest year on record due to a strong El Nino season and global warming.

The research shows ocean surface temperatures are at the highest level since measurements began with the 1°C threshold expected to be crossed.

Australian farmers, medical professionals and firefighters are on the frontline of climate change – already experiencing the impacts of extreme weather. The Climate Media Centre can connect you with them.

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