• A girl cooling off in a fountain monument in Vina del Mar, Chile, last month during a heatwave.
LONDON • The next 12 months will witness soaring global temperatures as rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions and El Nino combine to bring more record-breaking warmth to the planet, according to the British Met Office.

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