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June 20, 2008|By FRANK ROYLANCE

Roy Tarbutton, a self-described global warming "skeptic" in Pasadena, noticed that two of the three unbroken May high-temperature records noted in a recent Sun heat story were set in the 1920s and 1930s. If the planet really is heating up, he asks, "why are so many temperature records so old?" Because it's hard to break records. But with global warming, it's averages, not record highs, that matter. Baltimore's average annual temperature has warmed almost 2 degrees since 1895, most of that since 1970.

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