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New report predicts summers with extreme heat will be the norm

August 16th, 2010

The U.S. space agency NASA says this year has been the warmest for the earth in 131 years. And a new study of hot weather in the U.S. released by the National Wildlife Federation predicts that extreme heat will be the norm by 2050. The private environmental organization says as the planet warms, there will also be heavier rainfall and drought around the globe. But not all scientists agree on the impact of global warming or a solution to its effects:

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NASA cites 2009 as second-warmest year on record

January 26th, 2010

If 2009 left you a little hot under the collar, there was more to that feeling than job losses, bankruptcies, foreclosures, etc.

Turns out it actually was pretty hot out there.

According to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, 2009 tied for the second-warmest year on record, trailing only 2005. In the southern hemisphere, ’09 was the warmest year since the inception of record-keeping in 1880.

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