Skip to comments.What states are warming the fastest?
Posted on 06/04/2014 3:42:14 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The United States is warming fastest at two of its corners, in the Northeast and the Southwest, an analysis of federal temperature records shows.
Northeastern states - led by Maine and Vermont - have gotten the hottest in the last 30 years in annual temperature, gaining 2.5 degrees on average. But Southwestern states have heated up the most in the hottest months: The average New Mexico summer is 3.4 degrees warmer now than in 1984; in Texas, the dog days are 2.8 degrees hotter.
"In the United States, it isn't warming equally," said Kelly Redmond, climatologist at the Western Regional Climate Center in Reno, Nevada. "Be careful about extrapolating from your own backyard to the globe."
The Southwest warming, especially in the summer, seems to be driven by dryness, because when there is little water the air and ground warm up faster, said Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
"Heat and drought are a vicious cycle that has been hitting the Southwest hard in recent years," Hayhoe said.
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I’ll ponder this during my next Lake Superior polar bear hunt.
So the parts of the United States that are close to the oceans - the largest heat sinks on Earth - are warming faster than the areas in the central plains.
This makes total sense, if you’re a jorn0list.
Climate knows no borders. Heat or cold just doesn’t stop at state lines. And I’m no climate scientist.
There he is! Oh, the good old days when America actually won wars against dictators.
Stick a fork in it, America is done.
The Mainstream Ministry of Information assisting Obama with his Energy containment plans.
About the Southwest:
Texas is hot. You know what it’s gonna be 100 years from now? IT’S GONNA BE HOT!! WE LIVE NEAR A F___ DESERT! We have deserts in America, and guess what??? THEY ARE F___G HOT!!!
It's Too Hot = Global Warming
It's Too Cold = Global Warming
Too Much Snow = Global Warming
Not Enough Snow = Global Warming
Too Many Hurricanes = Global Warming
A Lull in Hurricanes = Global Warming
Too Much Rain = Global Warming
Not Enough Rain = Global Warming
Polar Ice Caps Shrinking = Global Warming
Polar Ice Caps Growing = Global Warming
El Nino = Global Warming
El Nina = Global Warming
I'm suprised we've lasted this long as a species with all of this Global Warming going on...
I’m hoping for a plus 10 increase.
The cold winter killed my gardenias.
I want to plant palm trees.
>>Climate knows no borders. Heat or cold just doesnt stop at state lines. And Im no climate scientist.<<
If obozo signs an XO, by gum it will OBEY!
It’s a good thing you’re not a climate scientist, then you’d be an idiot
Today in VA, it was 68 at 7:00am. By 2:00pm, the temp had risen to 91. That’s pretty fast, IMO.
Kent Brockman: So, professor: would you say it's time for everyone to panic?
Professor: Yes I would, Kent.
I always marvel at how they call an area that’s experiencing unusual temperatures as proof of global warming but the next state over isn’t.
They hunt polar bears in Tampa now—and Memphis—Cincinnati—Chicago—Fort Lauderdale...
I’ve heard dumber things. Not many.
You really meant ministry of MIS-information?
I wonder if, in all this rush to predict doom and disaster from global warming, anyone has considered the observed phenomenon of urban heat sinks or urban heat islands. The Southwest is increasingly urbanized and cities are growing in the Northeast. Just my wild shot.