Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2013 Set to Be One of the Hottest Years Ever

A Philippines rescue team wades into floodwaters to retrieve a body in the Typhoon Haiyan ravaged city of Tacloban. Click to enlarge. (Credit: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
This year is on track to be one of the hottest since record keeping began, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Meteorological Association (WMO).  The report also found that global sea levels reached a record high in March 2013 and extreme weather events continued to devastate communities around the world.

Rising sea levels are already wreaking havoc on coastal communities, making them a target for increased storm surges and coastal flooding.  The most recent example of this trend is the tragic toll of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, possibly the most powerful storm ever recorded.

2013 Set to Be One of the Hottest Years Ever

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