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NASA Talks Global Warming, ‘Second Warmest June On Record’ [PHOTOS]

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(Photo : REUTERS/NOAA/NASA/Handout via Reuters) A high pressure system centered over the Ohio Valley and a closed upper level low over the Texas/Oklahoma border are bringing hot, muggy air to a broad swath of the eastern U.S. as seen in this NOAA handout image taken by the GOES East satellite at 12:45 p.m. EDT (16:45 GMT) July 15, 2013.

NASA reported that the only warmer June in the global temperature record was 1998, a year "juiced by global warming and El Nino."

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June of 2013 teeters between a weak La Nina season and ENSO-neutral conditions, meaning that climate experts projected normally below-average global average temperature. According to Think Progress, the accumulation of heat-trapping greenhouse gases were responsible for contributing to the second hottest June on record. 

NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies reports that the June 2013 surface temperature anomalies, which can be viewed here

As previously reported, extreme conditions can have detrimental affects on planet Earth. A recent study on global warming implicates that the loss of ice sheets will have significant impacts on our future. 

Researchers generated a computer model based on the rates of glacial melting. The study used past information on Greenland's glaciers, applying them to future climate scenarios. If the heating of the planet continued as is, the melting of the Antarctic sheets would release enough fresh water to increase the sea level by 66 meters. 

NASA's State of Flux website depicts aerial records of climate change. Click here

 

 

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