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Unusual Weather and Climate Change

August 11th, 2009 · No Comments

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For much of the Great Plains, this really has been an unusually cool summer.  Sure, there have been a couple of really hot days, but overall the temperatures have been running several degrees below normal.  Combine that with the memories of some of the really cold weather that we saw this winter and a lot of folks have been asking if this means that Global Warming isn’t happening or has stopped or whatever.  But can you really say anything about global climate trends based on the short-term weather of a region?  Find out on today’s episode of Weather Break!

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As mentioned in the story, a number of news articles and websites have been asking if this cool summer means that Global Warming isn’t happening.  Here are some examples:
On the other hand, this op-ed piece from the Chicago Tribune makes a good point.

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