Friday, February 28, 2014

Temperature Trends

As amazing as it may sound, I meet people on a regular basis that claim there is no global warming at all. To them, it isn't a question of whether the warming is manmade or natural. It simply doesn't exist. 

I came across these graphics today that shows the temperature trends for the U.S. between 1970 and 2012. These graphics are on the website Climate Central, the first one is here, and the second one is here. Take a look and ask yourself, is warming real or just some alarmist nonsense?:

Winter Temperature Trends

  Fall Temperature & Rainfall Trends

It is easy to see in these two maps that the climate has been warming, but it has not been warming uniformly. Some areas are experiencing more warming than others. I live in central Texas and I am disappointed to see my area is one of the areas experiencing higher amounts of warming. Our summers are hot enough already.

Where do you live? Do these maps agree with what you may have personally witnessed?

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