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Record-high Temperatures Far Outpace Record Lows Across U.S.


November 12, 2009

daily highs to record daily lows Spurred by a warming climate, daily record high temperatures occurred twice as often as record lows over the last decade across the continental United States, new research shows. The ratio of record highs to lows is likely to increase dramatically if emissions of greenhouse gases continue to climb. Full Story

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National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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