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Record temperatures and climate change: What's the connection?

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Meteorologist Guy Walton says the ratio of record highs to record lows has increased to 2:1 in the last couple of decades. In a balanced climate, this ratio should be roughly even.
Huttner, Paul

Earth’s average temperature is about 1 to 1.5 degree Celsius warmer than pre-industrial times. But averages are made of extremes.

So how fast are high temperature records being toppled? What about cold records?

Meteorologist Guy Walton has been tracking this for many years and breaks down his findings.

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