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UN: 2014 could be the hottest year on record

Climate change deniers, take note: This year is set to be the hottest on record, according to a new United Nations report. The UN's World Meteorological Organization presented the findings during climate negotiations in Peru, Reuters reports.

"There is no standstill in global warming," WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said in a statement. "What is particularly unusual and alarming this year are the high temperatures of vast areas of the ocean surface."

WMO based its claim on the above-average temperatures from January through October. Even if 2014 cools down in its final days, the UN says it will still rank among the hottest few years.

Read more from the report here.