That temperature records are being broken at an all-time high is probably not ground breaking news to anyone who has been paying a modicum of attention to the news lately. However the rate at which we have been breaking records is frighteningly distressing. According to new research, monthly temperature extremes have become much more frequent,
All-time heat records for the month of April were set at 56 stations April 21 – 23, including at seven major cities. Image taken from wunderground’s new extremes page. Yeah, I don’t think they call it “Death Valley” for nothing, and it certainly isn’t called “global warming” for nothing. The world is getting hotter and
… and just 1 cold record. As the image below, from Ilissa Ocko of Princeton University, shows, the 7 nations (and 1 territory) that set heat records in 2011 were: Kuwait Iraq Iran China Armenia Zambia Republic of Congo The French Southern and Antarctic Lands Territory Here’s more from Dr. Jeff Masters on Wunderblog (h/t Climate Progress): The
Scientists estimate that within the next decade or so extremely hot temperatures will occur every Summer in regions that only occasionally experience extreme temperatures. Warming of the planet is occurring globally…
Well, actually, I’ve got a few images I think Rick Perry should see, but this first one is the one that inspired me to write this post.
Think it’s hot? Well, it is! Cities all across the U.S. have shattered heat records this week. (Don’t forget, though, don’t try to connect them to climate change or global warming!) Of course, its worth knowing, the hottest summers these days will be comparable to the coolest summers in 2050 if we don’t do something about climate change FAST.
“The fossil-fueled heat wave blazing across the United States east of the Rockies has killed at least eight people, knocked out power from Detroit to Connecticut, and set 1,859 high-temperature and 993 high-minimum-temperature records this week.”
The continental United States of America has just experienced the fourth-warmest summer on record according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. According to the latest NOAA State of the Climate report, the summer just passed (June to August) was the fourth warmest on record since record keeping began back in 1895. The report also
And the global warming news keeps coming…. What else could you expect? Think this July is ridiculously hot? It may be relative to the past, but relative to the future it looks like it will be quite normal or even cooler than normal (unless we turn things around fast).
NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) posted its State of the Climate, Global Analysis report for June last week. The news? It was hot, hotter than it should be, hotter than anyone (who doesn’t believe in climate change) could have ever guessed it would be, and it continued to break major heat records.