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2011 Breaks Records

Date Posted: 
January 6, 2012
Publisher: 
The Guardian

According to The Guardian, 2011 “rewrote the record books” with the highest ever recorded global greenhouse gas levels (394 parts per million at Mauna Loa in May), world population reaching 7 billion, and record investments in renewable energy ($211 billion since 2004), to name a few of the broken records. In the U.S., more than 2,941 monthly extreme temperature records—highs and lows—were broken in all states, as the country experienced record drought in the South, record wildfires in the West, and record tornadoes in the central, southern and eastern regions.