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Hottest Month On Record: July 2012

Published: 
Wed, 08/08/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

July 2012 was officially not only the warmest July on record, but also the warmest month ever recorded for the lower 48 states, according to a report released Wednesday by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center.

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Climate Change, Extreme Weather Linked In Studies Examining Texas Drought And U.K. Heat

Published: 
Wed, 07/11/2012 - 9:15am

* 2011 was among 15 warmest years globally - U.S. agency

* Extreme weather events show influence of climate change

* Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere reaches new high

By Deborah Zabarenko

WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - Climate change increased the odds for the kind of extreme weather that prevailed in 2011, a year that saw severe drought in Texas, unusual heat in England and was one of the 15 warmest years on record, scientists reported on Tuesday.

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'We have seen the enemy': Bangladesh's war against climate change

Published: 
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 8:13am

Devastating cyclones, floods and ruined crops have made Bangladesh 'the world's most aware society on climate change'
John Vidal in Gazipara
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 9 May 2012 08.17 EDT