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Hottest Summer on Record Turns up the Heat on Global Leaders to Act on Climate

In response to data released today by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indicating summer 2015 as the hottest on record, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Lou Leonard, vice president, climate change:

“With surface temperatures this year at record high levels in both the oceans and over land areas, and climate extremes ranging from extraordinary droughts to torrential rains, the need for action on climate change has never been more evident.

“It’s up to world leaders: 2015 could go down as merely another record-breaking year of warming and its costly consequences, or it could also be the pivotal year of progress in the fight against climate change. The pressure is on, and Mother Nature is turning up the heat on global leaders to deliver meaningful climate action in Paris.”