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2010 set world records for weather extremes

Herald-Tribune: From freezes in South Florida to deadly heat waves in Russia, 2010 broke records worldwide for flooding, heat, cold and snow, fueling concerns that a warming planet is starting to cause significant weather disruptions. The year's extreme weather should serve as a warning, scientists say, a glimpse of a future in which a shifting climate is likely to spawn many more dramatic changes in the daily weather. "Heat waves and extreme flooding events are increasing in the U.S. and that's consistent...