Thursday, August 9, 2012

Another Blow to the Flat Earthers

The few remaining people who don't believe there is global warming, ancestors of people who continued to believe that the earth was flat despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, received another punch when scientists confirmed that July was the hottest month since record-keeping began in 1895.

The July heat caused drought conditions in the United States that now affects 63% of the country, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  The average temperature in the lower 48 states was 77.6 degrees, 3.3 degrees higher than the average for the entire 20th century.  

The hot temperatures were the searing cap on a 12-month period that also recorded the hottest temperatures on record, and also contributed to a record-warm first seven months of the year.

The extreme heat and record dryness have also led to wildfires, with more than two million acres consumed in July, notably in Colorado.

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