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NOAA: 2012 broke records; Latest sign global warming is here to stay?

January 16, 2013

NOAA: 2012 broke records; Latest sign global warming is here to stay?

It was a warm one, according to NOAA.

On Tuesday, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced in their annual State of the Climate report that 2012 was a record breaking year for high temperatures.

States in the United States, last year saw some of the highest recorded temperatures in our country’s history, which made 2012 the hottest year ever in the U.S. and the U.S. was also not the only country feeling the heat in 2012. According to NOAA,  last year was the tenth hottest year on record since temperatures began to be reported in 1880, and countries all around the world faced scorching temperatures.

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