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The Arctic Paradox Explained: Why a Warmer Arctic Can Mean a Frigid Winter Here

Finally, an explanation we can all understand about why a warmer Arctic can cause freezing winters in North America. Dr. Heidi Cullen explains.

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2010 Is Officially the Hottest Year on Record 2010 the Hottest Year on Record, Say NASA and NOAA

2010 has tied 2005 for the title of warmest year on record, but don't expect it to hold the position atop the charts for long.


Well, it's a tie actually. The final tallies are in and 2010 is even with 2005 as the warmest year on record. NASA and NOAA independently released their own reports yesterday, confirming the improbable and remarkable statistical tie. NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies explains:

The two years differed by less than 0.018 degrees Fahrenheit. The difference is smaller than the uncertainty in comparing the temperatures of recent years, putting them into a statistical tie.

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Hurricane Season 2010: The Five Minute Video

Watch the entire (surprisingly active) 2010 hurricane season in under five minutes.

Believe it or not, the 2010 hurricane season was actually a doozy. There may not have been that many big, newsworthy storms that struck land, but 2010 tied for the third most active hurricane season in recorded history, and it was little more than a fluke that there wasn't more damage or threat on land.

Take a look at Climate Central's handy scorecard:

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