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I suspect that the cool summers we have experienced in the Ozarks and much of the US plains and old mid-west is due to similar climate change.  The arctic is experiencing record high summer temperatures and apparent summer thawing of what were previously permafrost soils.  The heat to accomplish this thawing seems to be coming from the temperate zone to the south in a big atmospheric thermal cycle.  Two summers do not make a trend, but the basics seem to be in place.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Sep 4th, 2009 at 10:29:06 AM EST
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