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A classic case of scientific sophistry. The only reason we know these may be records is because of all the modern scientific advances starting in the last half of the last century. Satellite data collection,modern communications equipment,fast modern computers,and magnitudes of order more people collecting and studying the data are recording the whole of the Earth and its atmosphere with accuracy never used before.(most of the ocean also) 40 years ago we wouldn’t know these were records at all. We had know way of knowing. Are they going to report the record cold and ice overs when they occur.

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