September 21, 2011

Report shows 2011 as having the fifth warmest summer ever recorded

Scientists from the US National Climatic Data Center report on September 15, 2011 that this was the fifth warmest summer in the northern hemisphere since record-keeping began 132 years ago, with the National Snow and Ice Data Center also announcing that Arctic sea ice had shrunk to its second lowest extent on record.

Sources: USA Today, American Scientist, NSIDC

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