Delegates and visitors walk inside the German pavilion at the World Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
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This year will be among the three hottest on record, the United Nations said on Monday as almost 200 countries began talks in Germany to bolster a global climate accord that the United States plans to quit.Temperatures this year would be slightly less than during a record-breaking 2016 and roughly level with 2015, as part of a long-term warming trend driven by greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said.A U.N. list of delegates counts 48 Americans, mostly technical experts and many fewer than in recent years.The United Nations says the world is on track for a temperature rise of about three degrees by 2100 .
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