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Global Warming? Floridians Shiver through the Coldest Winter in Two Decades

In December, Floridians celebrated their ninth coldest Christmas on record, and the coldest in 21 years. Even South Florida, that frost-free region of palm trees and margaritas, was shivering on Christmas Day. Broward County issued a "cold-weather emergency," ensuring shelter for all homeless persons, and further north, residents were outside covering plants to protect them from freezes. It wasn't just Christmas Day. Cold in the Sunshine State this year has been unrelenting. Residents report using three times the natural gas they did last year (when the high temperature on Christmas Day in South Florida reached 71 in many places). And…