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A Temperature Roller Coaster Could Be Coming

Global warming has so far seen a gradual rise in average temperatures. But that may change, with extreme variations. And poor countries could bear the brunt of it.
A dried-out reservoir in Thailand. Source: Taylor Weidman

New research suggests that global warming could cause temperature swings to get unusually extreme. And the regions where the biggest swings will occur are among the poorest in the world — and the least responsible for the greenhouse gas

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