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Earth's Current Warmth Not Seen in the Last 1,400 Years or More, Says Study


April 21, 2013

students in a boat use acoustic imaging Fueled by industrial greenhouse gas emissions, the Earth's climate warmed more between 1971 and 2000 than during any other three decade interval in the last 1,400 years, according to new regional temperature reconstructions covering all seven continents. Full Story

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The Earth Institute at Columbia University

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