Much of August's warmth was driven by the world's water.
Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be 'far above' the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned.
The month was the warmest since records began in 1880.
The desert's rising heat could affect everything from rainfall in the Sahel to the quality of soils in Italy.
Production could be down, although quality will remain high, experts say.
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The situation has not been helped by power cuts -- a regular feature of life in Pakistan -- which have stopped fans and air conditioners from working.
A brief spell of rain on Sunday brought slight relief in the Delhi region but the temperature again touched 109 Fahrenheit in the afternoon.
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