Biggest heat spike in history

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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1938 file photo, smoke rises from smokestacks at Skoda’s main foundry in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. A new study looking at 11,000 years of climate temperatures shows the world in the middle of a dramatic U-turn, lurching from near-record cooling to a heat spike. It shows how the globe for several thousands of years was cooling until an unprecedented reversal in the 20th century, which scientists say is further evidence that global warming isn’t natural but man-made since the start of the Industrial Revolution. The research was released Thursday, March 7, 2013 in the journal Science. (AP Photo)

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An analysis by a top government scientist says the extreme heat and drought seen in the U.S., Europe and other regions in recent years must be global warming. A new study looking at 11,000 years of climate temperatures shows the world in the middle of a dramatic U-turn, lurching from near-record cooling to a heat spike.



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