Mar 31, 2016

With climate change, U.S. states routinely achieving new levels of extreme warmth

United States
Jason Samenow
Washington Post
Image: Derek Arndt
Image: Derek Arndt

The amount of red, representing record warmth, is stunning and an irrefutable indicator of climate warming in the United States.

States have set monthly records for warmth 132 times in the past six years, as portrayed by all of the red in the left-hand column.

Blue, which represents record cold, is conspicuously absent. In 3,500 opportunities (considering that there are 50 states and that 70 months have passed), states have logged a record cold month only four times