All the strange climate events in 2013 on one map

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Last year saw a number of alarming climate events, from a jump in "superstorms" to a rapidly greening Arctic. Now, all the strange and significant climate events of last year have been gathered together on one map.

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The National Climatic Data Center put together this map of the biggest climate events and anomalies to hit in 2013, the fourth warmest year on record. It includes large-scale droughts, powerful tropical storms, the melting of large swaths of sea ice, and some of the most dangerous cyclone seasons recorded.

Top image: Typhoon Haiyan / NASA Goddard Photo and Video; Map: The National Climatic Data Center/NOAA.

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ManchuCandidate
ManchuCandidate

"But but but but it's co-co-co-cold here. Thus global climate change can't be happening. Right? Right? Right? Can't be real BECAUSE Scientists get free money from gubbiment!"

-denier dingus