Most of the country is getting hotter

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Most of the country is getting hotter

Post by Climate Blogger on Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:13 pm

Climate change isn't just a problem for future generations — it's already affecting broad swaths of the United States.

Maps that show how climate change is already affecting the US
“Summers are longer and hotter, and extended periods of unusual heat last longer than any living American has ever experienced,” the report continued. “Winters are generally shorter and warmer. Rain comes in heavier downpours.This is the latest in a series of dire warnings about how the effects of global warming that had been long foreseen by climate scientists are already affecting the planet. Its region-by-region documentation of changes occurring in the United States, and of future risks, makes clear that few places will be unscathed — and some, like northerly areas, are feeling the effects at a swifter pace than had been expected.

Most of the country is getting hotter



Rising Temperatures
1991-2012 average temperature compared with 1901-1960 average




The heaviest storms are getting wetter


The Southeast is getting more 95°F days





Snowpack is dwindling in the Southwest — putting water supplies at risk



Farming in the Midwest has gotten a boost — for now
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