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2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records
2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records

This year is on track to be the warmest year on record for California — and the entire planet — according to a new report. Temperatures in California for the first 10 months of the year averaged 4.2 degrees above the state's 20th century average, according to the report released Thursday by the National Climatic Data Center. A new record for the warmest year in California history is a virtual certainty, the report said. Average global temperatures for January through October, meanwhile, also surpassed records set in 1998 and 2010. In the midst of the warming trend, California continues to struggle with its severe drought. Eric Luebehusen, a...

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