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Presidential Climate Timeline

By Climate Central

In honor of all the presidents, we've explored major climate and weather milestones of the past, both natural and manmade, by presidential term.

The information has been presented in two forms: the graphic above, which highlights milestones since modern temperature records began in 1870, and an interactive timeline that goes all the way back to George Washington, since climate, weather and energy milestones were happening well before modern recordkeeping began.