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border According to scientists, Earth's thermostat is getting a nudge up. Over the last century, it's been pushed up an average of one degree Fahrenheit and scientists agree the planet will continue to warm. You might be wondering, “What's the big deal? How could rising temperatures affect me beyond my wardrobe?” Follow the links to the left to discover how climate change may be affecting your own life and what other experts have to say.
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Despite the difficulties inherent in developing weekly weather forecasts, scientists have a greater degree of confidence in predicting long-term weather trends and sometimes what they see is not pretty.

In essence, scientists are finding Earth's apparent long-term rising temperature can impact regular weather events, such as rainfall, hurricanes, tornadoes and droughts by pushing them to extremes. Weather events of all kinds may become stronger and more intense. How can weather wreak more havoc or more damage? A hurricane is a hurricane, a tornado a tornado, a tsunami a tsunami when they wreak havoc and do damage it can be devastating even without a severe jump in temperature. Such extreme weather has the potential to devastate and impact peoples' lives and property across the globe on an increasingly serious scale.

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