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March 19, 2012

Hot Stuff

Check it out: The planet is still warming. By a lot. And so far in 2012, U.S. heat records are outpacing cold records with alarming regularity -- a pace of 19-to-1 just in the month of March. A typical ratio for the 2000s is about 2-to-1.

Gerald Meehl, the lead author and a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), explained, "If temperatures were not warming, the number of record daily highs and lows being set each year would be approximately even."

(video via The Daily Dish.)

-- Brian Foley


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