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Recent climatic warming around New Zealand

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MANY papers have described the climatic fortunes of areas in the Northern Hemisphere over the past few hundred years; the progressive warming during 1890–1940, and the present deterioration. Some people have suggested that the globe could be descending into an ice age (see ref. 1), but such assumptions are derived mainly from data for the Northern Hemisphere. Moreover, data for the Southern Hemisphere used2,3 so far have chiefly been obtained from locations between the Equator and 40 °S. Information from higher latitudes, where any variations are amplified, is sparse. Here we present the results of an examination of a small area in the mid-latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere which has been warming over the past thirty years.

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SALINGER, M., GUNN, J. Recent climatic warming around New Zealand. Nature 256, 396–398 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1038/256396a0

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