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Most of the country is getting hotter Empty 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
Most of the country is getting hotter Cs_net10


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

Most of the country is getting hotter 0507-p10


The heaviest storms are getting wetter
Most of the country is getting hotter Cs_ver10

The Southeast is getting more 95°F days
Most of the country is getting hotter Se_day10




Snowpack is dwindling in the Southwest — putting water supplies at risk
Most of the country is getting hotter Sw_sno10


Farming in the Midwest has gotten a boost — for now
Most of the country is getting hotter Mw_tem10
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