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Planet marks new highs for heat, pollutants, sea level in 2016: report

WASHINGTON: The Earth set a series of dire records in 2016, including hottest year in modern times, highest sea level and most heat-trapping gases ever emitted, a global climate report said on Thursday. A range of key climate and weather indicators show the planet is growing increasingly warm, a trend that shows no signs of slowing down, said the annual State of the Climate Report. "Last year's record heat resulted from the combined influence of long-term global warming and a strong El Nino early in the year," said the…

What are the reasons behind sudden and increased rainfall in Karachi?

Since last few years, Karachi has received inconsistent and irregular amounts of rainfall. This year, like last year, Karachi witnessed more than the regular amount of rainfall and the residents of the city think that the city's weather patterns are returning to normal and it will receive rainfall like other parts of the country. But does this actually mean that Karachi will also receive similar amount of rainfall like the rest of the country? This may be exciting for the residents of the city  but this…