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What is the global historical climatology network?

A historical climatic database of temperature, precipitation and pressure

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Does air land or sea warm-up more rapidly?

Land then air then sea

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Which is rising more rapidly minimum night or maximum day temperatures?

Minimum night temperatures

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Which is rising more rapidly summer or winter temperatures?

Winter temperatures

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Which is rising more rapidly polar or tropical temperatures?

Polar temperatures arctic warming at 2x normal global rate

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Which is rising rapidly northern or southern hemisphere temperatures?

Northern hemisphere temperatures

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Why is Antarctica cooler than the Arctic?

Higher land elevation in Antarctica and ocean buffering temperature change in arctic

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What are the potential causes of global warming?

Enhanced greenhouse effect caused by human activities and natural climatic fluctuations