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Warmest Decade on Record Brings Record Temperatures and Weather Extremes

February 14th, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

In recent years weather events have whiplashed between the extremes of heat and cold, flooding and drought. High-temperature records in many places are already being broken with startling frequency, and hotter temperatures are in store. Without a dramatic reduction in fossil fuel use, we will veer even further away from the “normal” temperatures and weather patterns that civilization is adapted to


World on the Edge: Quick Facts

January 25th, 2011 | by Earth Policy Institute

We are facing issues of near-overwhelming complexity and unprecedented urgency. Can we think systemically and fashion policies accordingly? Can we


2010 Hits Top of Temperature Chart

January 20th, 2011 | by Earth Policy Institute

Topping off the warmest decade in history, 2010 experienced a global average temperature of 14.63 degrees Celsius (58.3 degrees Fahrenheit),



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