June 8th, 2011
According to our projections, large areas of the globe are likely to warm up so quickly that, by the middle of this century, even the coolest summers will be hotter than the hottest summers of the past 50 years.
Noah Diffenbaugh, Earth system science researcher at Stanford University and lead research of a Stanford study that finds furnace-hot temperatures soon may become the summer norm for North America. Read full story.
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