Monday, July 9, 2012

United States Experienced Warmest 12-Month Period in History

It's not a myth, although the same people that continue to deny it also still believe that the Earth is flat.

The United States has experienced the warmest 12-month period since record-keeping began in 1895, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The high temperatures during June also made the first half of the year the longest on record.  There were 170 all-time high temperature records in June.

The average temperature in the U.S., which is what scientists look at to gauge the effects of global warming, was 71.2 degrees in June, the 14th-warmest June on record.  Nationally, there have been more than 4,500 daily record highs in the last 30 days.

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