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UN Panel More Certain Mankind Behind Global Warming

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AFP (Sep. 27, 2013) — A UN panel said Friday it was more certain than ever that humans were the cause of global warming and predicted temperatures would rise another 0.3 to 4.8 degrees Celsius (0.5-8.6 degrees Fahrenheit) this century.
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Hottest Place Ever on Earth Is in USA

Hottest Place Ever on Earth Is in USA

Buzz60 (Sep. 17, 2012) — Death Valley, California is the hottest place on earth. Scientists determined the hottest air temperature ever recorded, 134 degrees, occurred there in 1913. The finding changes what had been thought to be the hottest temperature - 136 degrees - in Libya in 1922.
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Earth's Core Is Hotter Than Originally Thought

Earth's Core Is Hotter Than Originally Thought

Newsy (Apr. 26, 2013) — French scientists proved through experiments that the Earths core is 6,000 degrees Celsius and not the original estimate of 5,000 degrees.
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Global Food Shortages Forecast by 2020

Global Food Shortages Forecast by 2020

The Global Report (Jan. 27, 2011) — According to the non-profit Universal Ecological Fund, the world will be faced with food shortages by 2020 if, as a UN-backed panel has predicted, global temperatures rise to a level 2.4 degrees Celsius above those in pre-industrial times.
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