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In the Americas, Canada, the U.S. and Brazil are said to be most affected by temperature rise

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to some scientists, temperatures are not rising at the same rate everywhere in the world: in the Americas, the North is more affected than the South, rich countries more than middle-income countries, and coasts, especially the Atlantic, more than inland. However, some of these trends may yet change.

Compared with the 1950-1980 average, North America, Central America, and the Caribbean have increased by nearly 1.2 degrees Celsius, say these scientists. About four-fifths of the increase occurred in just one decade, the 1990s. This was the period when global warming finally came . . .

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