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2012 Marked by Extreme Weather, Arctic Ice Melt: UN

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November 29, 2012
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Extreme temperatures, drought, floods and the unprecedented loss of Arctic ice marked global weather in 2012, boosting concern at the march of climate change, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says.


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