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Climate change: By the numbers

POSTED: 9:27 AM Sep 27 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Dec 31 2014

2014 is shaping up to be the warmest year on record, scientists say. Here's a look at climate change by the numbers.

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With two months left on the calendar, 2014 is shaping up to be the hottest year on record, according to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Through October, the average global temperature has been 1.22 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the 20th century global average of 57.4 F. October was the hottest October on record globally.

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