NOAA: 2012 Warmest Year In History For Contiguous U.S. | Talking Points Memo

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Tuesday released its annual “State of the Climate” report, and the results should not surprise most Americans: 2012 was the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States and the second most extreme on record in terms of weather events. As the report begins:

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