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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) An estimate from the Munich Re insurance company of the cost of natural disasters in 2012 cited.

(Studio: Anne Thompson) The record heat and extreme weather in 2012 reviewed; details given about the impact of the drought on barge traffic in the Mississippi River; scenes shown of damage from superstorm Sandy, a wildfire in Australia and the new purple color for high temperatures on a weather map. [NOAA National Climatic Data Center Jake CROUCH†- states the warming trend is associated with climate change.] [The Weather Channel’s Jim CANTORE†- comments on the temperatures above 100 degrees.] [Stanford University Carnegie Institution Chris FIELD†- says the persistence of the drought is a real concern.]

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne

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