2013 is Hot

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    The UN’s World Meteorological Organization says that 2013 is on track to be on one of the warmest since modern records began in 1850.

    According to a new report from the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization, this year has been one of the warmest since modern records began in 1850.  Currently, 2013 is on track to be tied with 2003 as the 7th warmest year on record.  They added that with concentrations of carbondioxide and greenhouse gases reaching new heights in 2012 we can expect this warming to be a trend.  Where does all that heat go?  Well about 90% of it is absorbed into the ocean, which scientists say will continue to warm and expand for hundreds of years.  Researchers warn that this trend raises the risk for intense storms like the recent devastating Typhoon Haiyan.