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Exclusive AP analysis: Extreme weather? That’s climate change

Data journalist Nicky Forster, New York, and Washington reporter Seth Borenstein, both members of the Health and Science team, for a particularly accessible all-formats package connecting weather extremes to global warming. The pair analyzed a century’s worth of data from more than 400 U.S. weather stations, finding that over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to experience record-breaking heat rather than record-setting cold. One city – Pasadena, California – hit 145 heat records before it set a daily cold record. Forster also assigned the data by county so that AP customers could localize what’s happening in their communities.

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