2017 was among the planet’s hottest years on record, government scientists report

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2017 was among the hottest years ever recorded, government scientists reported Thursday. The year was the second-hottest in recorded history, NASA said, while scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported 2017 was the third-warmest they’ve ever recorded. The two government agencies use different methodologies More...

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