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2013 sixth hottest year, confirms long-term warming: UN

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Last year tied for the sixth hottest on record, confirming that Earth's climate is in the grip of long-term warming, the UN's weather agency said Wednesday. 

Spectators cool down in a fountain during the hot weather on day two of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 14, 2014

"The global temperature for the year 2013 is consistent with the long-term warming trend," World Meteorological Organization (WMO) chief Michel Jarraud said in a statement.

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