Arctic sea ice has experienced maximum extent for the year, reaching 14.48m square kilometers on 17 March – the second smallest in 39-year satellite record.
Scientists expect 2015 to be first year where global annual average temperature passes 1C above pre-industrial levels, as greenhouse gas levels pass 400ppm.
Attempts to limit climate change by removing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere would not prevent the irreversible damage to the oceans.
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Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere reached record high in 2013, according to latest measurements by the World Meteorological Organisation.