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LIMA, Peru – The U.N. weather agency says this year is currently tied for the hottest on record.
And it says all signs indicate the world keeps getting warmer.
The World Meteorological Organization announced at the U.N. climate conference in Lima, Peru that the global average temperature through the end of September was 0.57 Celsius (1.03 Fahrenheit) above average. That's the same as in 2010 — the record hot year.
The agency's secretary general said in a statement that there is no standstill in global warming, which scientists blame largely on humanity's burning of fossil fuels. Michel Jarraud also said that 14 of the 15th warmest years on record have all occurred in the 21st century.