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September 1, 2014

Report Bolsters Global-Warming Trend

A report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reveals that 2013 tied with 2003 as the fourth warmest year globally since records began in 1880.

NOAA: “This marks the 37th consecutive year (since 1976) that the yearly global temperature was above average.”

National Journal: “NASA, echoing a 2013 report by the World Meteorological Organization, noted the decade-over-decade averages continue to show warming.”

NASA: “Each successive year will not necessarily be warmer than the year before, but with the current level of greenhouse gas emissions, scientists expect each successive decade to be warmer than the previous.”

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