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World Temperature Continues To Be A Hot Topic For Third Year In A Row

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World Temperature Continues To Be A Hot Topic For Third Year In A Row
Top global science agencies found 2016 to be the hottest year on record.
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Earth is getting hotter. It's just that simple, according to several leading global science agencies. 

A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed 2016 as the hottest year on record — the third year in a row to earn that title.

Since 2000, the global temperature record has been broken five times. 

Research from NASA supported this finding. So did research from two global agencies in the U.K. and Japan

Data from NOAA shows the average surface temperature up by 0.07 degrees Fahrenheit in 2016 . NASA's research shows the increase is higher, at 0.22 degrees Fahrenheit. 

President Obama recently gave $500 million to a climate change fund connected to the U.N.

But President-elect Donald Trump has denied the existence of man-made climate change. And he's picked several Cabinet appointees who share his skepticism.