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FNS Photo by Dave Wallis Adnan Akyuz, state climatologist and director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, turns temperature data into visual pictures through the many charts in his office at North Dakota State University.

Tempers heat up in climate change debate

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FARGO — For local weather and climate experts, the correlation is clear: Talking about the rising global temperatures can lead to hot tempers.

It can be a frustrating process for scientists to be wrapped up in a debate fraught with “political dogma,” said John Wheeler, chief meteorologist at WDAY-TV.

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