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Recent summer heat waves unprecedented, study says

The summer heat waves over the past decade that killed thousands of people in Europe, scorched the Russian wheat crop, and sent Greenland's glaciers galloping to the sea are without parallel since at least 1400, according to a new study. The findings are based on a statistical analysis of summer seasonal temperatures inferred from tree rings, ice cores, lake sediments, and instrumental records.


More Americans convinced of climate change, poll finds

50% say definitely, 34% say probably in Duke University online survey.


Warmer still: Extreme climate predictions appear most accurate, study says

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Climate scientists agree the Earth will be hotter by the end of the century, but their simulations don’t agree on how much. Now a new study suggests the gloomier predictions may be closer to the mark.


Extreme Heat Is Covering More of the Earth, a Study Says


Led by NASA’s James E. Hansen, the study said it was nearly certain that events like the 2011 Texas heat wave were caused by the human release of greenhouse gases.


Study: Climate change causing Mediterranean droughts

Study: Climate change causing Mediterranean droughts

Human-caused climate change is responsible for about half of the increased wintertime droughts occurring in the Mediterranean region, says a new U.S.-funded study.


The scientific finding that settles the climate-change debate

For the clueless or cynical diehards who deny global warming, it’s getting awfully cold out there. The latest icy blast of reality comes from an eminent scientist whom the climate-change skeptics once lauded as one of their own. Richard Muller, a respected physicist at the University of California, Berkeley, used to dismiss alarmist climate research as being “polluted by political and activist frenzy.” Frustrated at what he considered shoddy science, Muller launched his own comprehensive study to set the record straight. Instead, the record set him straight.


Winter a sign of climate change

Harsh cold weather shows how climate change disrupts long-standing patterns, report says.


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