Climate scientists on Thursday said that the year 2014 is almost certain to be the warmest year on Earth since 1880.
In its review of 2013, the world`s leading meteorological authority suggests that many of last year`s weather extremes are likely to have been heavily influenced by rising global temperatures.
The World Meteorological Organization has revealed that this year is likely to be among the top 10 warmest on record.
Earth was cooling until the end of the 19th century and a hundred years later, the planet`s surface was on average warmer than at any time in the previous 1,400 years, according to climate records presented on Sunday.
2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures, NASA researchers say.
2010 was the warmest year since
1901, the India Meteorology Department (IMD) announced on Thursday.
The year 2010 will be one of the warmest ever, climaxing a record-breaking decade.
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