NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013
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(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.]
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