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Human Emissions Made Ocean Heat Wave 53 Times More Likely
Description: An unusual mass of warm water nicknamed "the blob," appeared off Alaska and hung around through 2016. Other destructive masses of warm water occurred off of Australia and New Zealand. Now, new first-of-its-kind research is making clear that human emissions of greenhouse gases made the appearance of each patch of hot water many times-in some cases dozens, even hundreds of times-more likely to occur. [Source: National Geographic]
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Source: National Geographic
Publish Date: 1/16/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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