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Reconstruction of Earth Climate History Shows Significance of Recent Temperature Rise
March 7, 2013
Using data from 73 sites around the world, scientists have been able to reconstruct the Earth's temperature history back to the end of the last ice age, revealing that the planet today is warmer than it has been during 70 to 80 percent of the time over the last 11,300 years.
Oregon State University
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