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World Is Indeed Getting Warmer, Another Report Confirms

Update Date: Jul 21, 2014 08:12 AM EDT
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The world is getting warmer because of greenhouse gases reaching historic highs, another report has concluded.

According to the report, 2013 was one of the hottest years on record.

The annual State of the Climate Report reviews scientific data and weather event over the past year complied by 425 scientists from 57 countries.

"If we want to do an analogy to human health, if we are looking at our weight gain and we are trying to maintain an ideal weight, we are continuing to see ourselves put on more weight from year to year," said Tom Karl, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center, according to TOI.

"The planet — its state of the climate — is changing more rapidly in today's world than in any time in modern civilization."

Karl added that the report showed some surprises but an ongoing trend continues the warning pattern seen in recent decades.

"If we want to do an analogy to human health, if we are looking at our weight gain and we are trying to maintain an ideal weight, we are continuing to see ourselves put on more weight from year to year," Karl added.

"The planet — its state of the climate — is changing more rapidly in today's world than in any time in modern civilization."

According to the report, on average, global sea levels also rose, continuing the trend of adding about three millimeters per year over the past two decades.

"In 2013, global average sea level reached a new record high," said Jessica Blunden, climatologist at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.

The report has been published in the Bulletin of the American Meterological Society.

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