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2013 another unusually warm year across globe, US says

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Last year was among a handful of the warmest on record since 1880, according to US government figures out Tuesday that provide more evidence that the planet is heating up. 

People cool off on a beach in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province, as a record-setting summer heat wave hit much of China, August 8, 2013

Human-caused pollution and the burning of fossil fuels such as oil and coal have driven up greenhouse gas levels, leading to this long-term rise in temperatures, said the US space agency NASA.

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