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A 2015 NASA global data set combines historical measurements with data from climate simulations using the best available computer models to provide forecasts of how global temperature (shown here) and precipitation might change up to 2100 under different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. (NASA)

Scientists say the world is getting hot - so hot that the people documenting climate change are at a loss for words. February was such an extraordinary month that Jessica Blunden of the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration told the Associated Press, "It's insane." Blunden speaks with Here & Now's Robin Young about the challenge of words.

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  • Jessica Blunden, climate scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

This segment aired on March 21, 2016.

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