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Firefighters battle a brush fire last week in Santa Barbara, Calif. Climate-driven droughts make large, destructive fires more likely around the world. Scientists warn that humans are on track to cause catastrophic global warming this century. Santa Barbara County, Calif., Fire Department via AP hide caption

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Santa Barbara County, Calif., Fire Department via AP

Penguins gather near a Chilean research station on the Antarctic Peninsula, not far from the Argentine station that reported the record high temperature Thursday. World meteorological experts still need to verify the record, but it does fit with a broader pattern of warming on the continent. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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It Was 65 Degrees In Antarctica This Week

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