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Global temperatures in 2020 among highest on record – WMO

Global temperatures in 2020 among highest on record – WMO

TIMOTHY GARDNER Global temperatures in 2020 were among the highest on record and rivaled 2016 as the hottest year ever, according to international data compiled by the World Meteorological Organization and released on Thursday. The heat came even as a global economic slowdown from the COVID-19 pandemic cut deeply into emissions from fossil fuels, adding evidence that carbon dioxide concentrations already in the atmosphere have set the planet on a warming track. The WMO report included data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the UK Met Office, both of which ranked 2020 as the second-warmest year…
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Brussels edges towards lockdown as Belgian COVID-19 cases hit record high

Brussels edges towards lockdown as Belgian COVID-19 cases hit record high

KATE ABNETT and MARINE STRAUSS SPORT and cultural facilities in Brussels must close and residents will face a longer curfew from Monday, the regional government has announced, as COVID-19 infections in Belgium continued to surge to record highs. Belgium, one of the European countries worst hit by COVID-19, is grappling with a new wave of the virus. The country's rate of new cases is at the highest since the start of the pandemic, with a record 15,432 infections recorded on Tuesday, the latest official figures show. The capital city Brussels, home to the European Union and NATO, is among the…
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Indian states impose stricter lockdowns as COVID deaths hit record high

Indian states impose stricter lockdowns as COVID deaths hit record high

SUDARSHAN VARADHAN and TANVI MEHTA INDIA yesterday reported its highest ever single-day COVID-19 death toll, as cases continued to rise and states imposed stricter lockdowns. India's health ministry reported 4,187 fatalities over the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll close to 240,000. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates that India will see 1 million COVID deaths by August. Cases rose by 401,078 on Saturday, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 21.9 million. Medical experts say the real numbers of COVID-19 cases and fatalities are likely to be far higher than official tallies.…
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