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POLL: Does This Warm Winter Have You Worried About Global Warming?

Recent report says January 2012 was fourth warmest on record.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: John Marsh, writer for AccuWeather.com, contributed to this report.)

Snow lovers can't be very happy this winter.

Take a look outside your window and there's no sign of snow anywhere. Brookline's total this winter is less than 10 inches. Compare that to last year, when we had close to 4 feet of the white stuff creating tunnel-like walkways to our front doors.

So why the drastic change?

A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) claims January 2012 was the fourth-warmest January on record for the contiguous United States.

How warm you ask?

The average temperature last month was 36.3 degrees, which is 5.5 above normal range. This makes the month not only the fourth warmest of its kind in history, but also the warmest since 2006.

Knowing this, does it make you worry about global warming? Take our poll, and then tell us your thoughts in our comments section.

ann merritt February 09, 2012 at 08:37 PM
I'm tired of the global warming/climate change hoax! It's been a giant scam led by Al Gore/ Hussein Obama and other politicians to make $ selling "alternative energy"...when really it's a way to pay off campaighn donors and get rich. I don't buy "man-made" climate change, one volcanic explosion will wipe out the energy saving of a lifetime of using curly-mercury filled light bulbs. Most likely global climate change is affected by solar flares of our sun influencing air currents and pressure like the arctic osscilation current, which right now has caused one of the mildest winters on record in the NE USA.

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