A Temperature Roller Coaster Could Be Coming

Read the full story at NPR.

New research suggests that global warming could cause temperature swings to get unusually extreme. And the regions where the biggest swings will occur are among the poorest in the world — and the least responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.

Climate scientists already know that as the planet warms, there’s a bigger chance of extreme weather: bigger hurricanes, for example, or heavier rainfall.

But a temperature roller coaster could be on the way as well, according to the study, which appears in the journal Science Advances.

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