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Given below are the temperatures (in C) on 15th August in a city for different years.

1980s1990s2000s198025199026200025198228199224200229198427199428200428198625199627200627198826199828200829Average in 1980s26.2Average in 1990s26.6Average in 2000s27.6

What do you understand about the climate change of the given place with this data?


A

The climate is same over the decades.

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The climate has become cold over the decades.

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The climate has become warmer over the decades.

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D

The climate has changed drastically over the decades.

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The correct option is C

The climate has become warmer over the decades.


1980s1990s2000s198025199026200025198228199224200229198427199428200428198625199627200627198826199828200829Average in 1980s26.2Average in 1990s26.6Average in 2000s27.6

We can see from the table that the temperature has increased from 26.2C to 26.6C from the 1980s to 1990s. It has also increased from 26.6C to 27.6C over the next decade. Thus, we can say that the climate has become warmer over the years in that city.


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