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Global warming has increased risk of record heat, say Stanford scientists
September 5, 2013
Researchers calculate that intense heat like that in the summer of 2012 is up to four times more likely to occur now than in pre-industrial America, when there was much less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
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