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WARMING Australia Hottest in 1,000 Years Rob Griffith / AP Photo

Australia Hottest in 1,000 Years

A massive new climate study in Australia concluded that the past 60 years have been the hottest in the past thousand for the Australasia region, and that the extreme temperatures cannot be explained by natural causes. The study used data from 27 climate indicators, including tree rings, corals and ice cores, to map the temperature over the past millennium. The climate map was done 3,000 different ways, and concluded with 95 percent accuracy that post-1950 warming was “unprecedented” and exceeded the possibility of an explanation by natural, random variations in climate.

May 17, 2012 7:04 AM