Fever Chart: Earth Had Its Hottest Decade on Record in 2010s

The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keeps shattering records. “This is real. This is happening,” Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said at the close of a decade plagued by raging wildfires, melting ice and…

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