August 10, 2017 / 5:44 PM / 10 days ago

Climate change helped fuel record heat in 2016: U.S. government report

Children cool off in a fountain in Washington Square Park in the Manhattan borough of New York City on a hot summer day August 4, 2015.Mike Segar -

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global warming helped fuel the hottest year on record in 2016, with greenhouse gas concentrations reaching a new high, a U.S. government report released on Thursday said.

The report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also cited a strong El Nino cycle as a factor behind the third consecutive year of record global warmth.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann

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