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Next Time Your Stubborn Uncle Says Global Warming Isn't A Thing, Show Him This Map About Winters

Yes, of course, there are fluke cases of cold snaps that global warming skeptics like to point to as some sort of definitive proof. But that doesn't erase a hundred years of evidence that winters are becoming less winter-y. Numbers don't lie. MAP HINT: Click on a state to see its history and where it ranks in the fastest-warming states for a 43-year span. Toggle to the 100-year map to get a glimpse of those stats, too. Click "back to map" in the upper-right to get back to the U.S. map.

Next Time Your Stubborn Uncle Says Global Warming Isn't A Thing, Show Him This Map About Winters

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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