Warmer West Coast temperatures, such as here on the Santa Monica, Calif., beach, are mostly due to natural wind changes, the study says.
The rise in temperatures along the West Coast over the past century is almost entirely due to natural forces — not human emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a major new study. But that doesn’t refute the idea that humans are contributing to global climate change, the authors say.
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