July was the hottest month on Earth since records began, averaging 16.6 C (61.9 F), according to US scientists.

That is 0.08 degrees higher than the previous record, set in July 1998 - a significant margin in weather records.

Scientists at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in a report that they expect 2015 to be the hottest year on record.

Nine of the 10 hottest months since records began in 1880 have occurred since 2005, they NOAA report said.

Scientists say global climate change and the impacts of the El Nino weather phenomenon are behind the record temperatures.

The first seven months of 2015 have already set an all-time temperature record for the period.

The Obama administration unveiled a major climate change plan on Sunday aimed at a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's coal-burning power plants. On Monday, President Barack Obama started selling it to the public at a White House event (see the Video).

"Today after working with states and cities and power companies, the EPA is setting the first ever nationwide standards to end the limitless dumping of carbon pollution from power plants," Obama said Monday from the White House, adding shortly thereafter "Washington is starting to catch up with the vision of the rest of the country. "

Journalists from all over the world can apply for grant on Climate change story. 

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is commissioning a series of stories that capture the effects of climate change on increasingly vulnerable populations around the world, looking to highlight what is at stake for those most directly impacted by the consequences of our changing planet. These stories will be published ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in December of this year.

The occurrence of cyclone Komen is unusual for this time of the year, when it is the middle of monsoon in the country, experts said.

“Cyclone at this time of year is completely unusual,” Dr Saleemul Huq, director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, told the Dhaka Tribune.

In Bangladesh, April-May and November-December are usually considered cyclone seasons.

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