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The February average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 2.18°F (1.21°C) above the 20th century average. This was not only the highest for February in the 1880–2016 record (surpassing the previous record set in 2015 by 0.59°F / 0.33°C), but it surpassed the all-time monthly re...
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Last month was the hottest June in more than 130 years of recorded weather history, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday in its monthly state of the climate report, surpassing the previous record high for the month set in 1998. June 2014 also marked the third st...
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Rising global temperatures are likely to double the frequency of the most severe El Niños - the periodic atmospheric disruptions which affect weather across the globe. Tim Radford reports. We should expect more devastating weather events, which will have pronounced implications for 21st century...
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  The Ashville, North Carolina-based National Climatic Data Center says the continental United States had a national average of just over 57 degrees between January and November. While that is 3.3 degrees higher than the long-term average, it is only one degree above the soon-to-be-outdated ...
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  John Bollingberg remembers a few other years when the area’s wheat crop was harvested this early. But there’s an important difference with this early harvest. “Those other years, we didn’t have crops of any quality,” says Bollingberg, a retired 78-year-old Bremen, N.D., farmer. “But this ye...
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  These images show a stretch of the Mississippi River just south of Memphis, Tennessee. The top one was taken by a NASA satellite on August 8, 2012, and the bottom one by a different NASA satellite on August 14, 2011. See how there are huge patches of light tan along the river in the i...
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The hottest summer day you remember from childhood could be the norm in a few decades; in fact it looks like the heat has already been cranked up. "When scientists talk about global warming causing more heat waves, people often ask if that means that the hottest temperatures will become 'the ne...
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