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Global Temperatures Warmest in 4,000 Years: Report
Temperatures worldwide are warmer than at any time in the last
4,000 years and in the coming decades they could rise above levels
that haven't occurred since before the last ice age, according to a
new report published Friday in the journal
The scientists said that even if the human activity-related
global temperature increase projected for later this century is at
the low end of estimates, the Earth will still be at least as warm
as, or likely warmer than, it was during the warmest periods of the
current geological era,
The New York Timesreported.
That era, called the Holocene, began about 12,000 years ago and
brought a moderate climate that scientists believe led to the rise
of human civilization about 8,000 years ago and continues to
For this new report, scientists developed the most meticulous
reconstruction yet of global temperatures over the past 11,300
This is "another important achievement and significant result as
we continue to refine our knowledge and understanding of climate
change," Michael Mann, a researcher at Pennsylvania State
Bumble Bee Foods Recalls Tuna Products
Certain batches of Bumble Bee 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and
Chunk Light Tuna products are being recalled because the cans have
loose seals that could lead to contamination or spoilage, the
"There have been no consumer reports of illnesses attributed to these products, but because we've identified an issue with seal tightness, we're voluntarily recalling products to ensure the highest margin of safety and quality," Steve Mavity, senior vice president of technical services and corporate quality assurance, said in a Bumble Bee Foods news release.
The products were distributed to stores nationwide between Jan.
17 and Feb. 28, 2013. Consumers who bought the products should
throw them in the garbage, the company said.
For full details about the products included in this recall,
head to the
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