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Study: Global Warming Will Cause 50 Percent Increase In US Lightning Strikes By 2100

Global warming will cause a 50 percent increase the number of lightning strikes in the United States by 2100, according to a new study.


NOAA registered 41 different weather disasters that did at least a billion dollars damage, including Typhoon Haiyan, which killed over 6,000 people in the Philippines and Vietnam. (Getty Images)

NOAA: World In 2013 Was 4th Hottest On Record

The average world temperature was 58.12 degrees, tying with 2003 for the fourth warmest since 1880.