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Past seven years hottest on record, prompting calls for stronger climate action

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A firefighter helps to contain the Wooroloo-Chidlow bushfire in Western Australia on 27 December 2021.

A firefighter helps to contain the Wooroloo-Chidlow bushfire in Western Australia on 27 December 2021.


Published 15 January 2022 at 7:00pm
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Temperature records continued to be broken in 2021, with US scientists confirming the Earth experienced its sixth hottest year on record.

Published 15 January 2022 at 7:00pm
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For 25 countries, 2021 was their warmest year on record with record-high temperatures in parts of northern Africa, south Asia and areas of South America.

Australian climate scientists say the findings reinforce the longer-term trend of rising temperatures around the world.


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