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The media is failing on climate change – here’s how they can do better ahead of 2020

But after three years of record temperatures, devastating wildfires and some of the most destructive hurricanes in US history, the media is facing new pressure – often from the candidates themselves – to give the subject more prominence during the 2020 election.

the effects of record-breaking heat and years of low or no rainfall can be felt years after a dry spell passes

Record high US temperatures outpaced record lows two to one, study finds

The AP looked at 424 weather stations throughout the US lower 48 states that had consistent temperature records since 1920 and counted how many times daily hot temperature records were tied or broken and how many daily cold records were set. In a stable climate, the numbers should be roughly equal.

the viking bar displays the temp in international falls, minnesota

Life at -58F: I went inside the frozen heart of America’s polar vortex

In this little city of 6,000 people, people are carrying on as usual, using a few tricks they’ve learned from a lifetime of frigid temperatures — International Falls is known as the “Icebox of America” for good reason. The average high temperature in January is -9°C, or 15°F. In a typical year, the city will …

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the temperature in minneapolis, minnesota wednesday

Polar vortex: what is it and how is it linked to climate change

The polar vortex has broken into ‘two swirling blobs of cold air’, bringing the most frigid conditions in decades to the midwest What is the polar vortex? As its name suggests, the polar vortex is found around the north pole. It’s a band of strong winds, high up in the atmosphere that keeps bitterly cold …

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people in atlantic beach, north carolina watch as hurricane florence threatens the carolinas

Americans’ climate change concerns surge to record levels, poll shows

Total of 72% polled now say global warming is personally important to them, Yale said, as 73% accept it is happening — Americans’ concerns about climate change have surged to record levels, new polling shows, following a year marked by devastating storms, wildfires and increasingly dire warnings from scientists. A total of 72% of polled …

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