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2012 One Of Warmest Years On Record

2012 One Of Warmest Years On Record

Last year was one of the 10 warmest years on record, researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday. While the past 150 years have seen average temperatures rise 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, 9 of the 10 hottest years on record have been since the 1990s—with 2012 ranking somewhere around 8 or 9.

Morning Open Thread

The right wing media need a science class. If only Bill Nye could educate them all one by one.

Another Layer To Rendell’s Fracking Connections

Despite assurances that he had "pecuniary interest in the natural gas industry doing well," former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is a paid consultant to a private equity firm with natural gas investments.