You heard about the heat waves, wildfires, or devastating floods across the globe…… These are no longer weather anomalies but part of the new normal thanks to global warming, scientists say.
What has happened?
“The old records belong to a world that no longer exists,” Martin Hoerling, a research meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told The Washington Post.
According to CNB News, it doesn’t take a climate scientist to see the changes that have occurred. In the maps below, using NOAA data, Climate Central illustrates the warmer temperatures the U.S. has experienced. When comparing the latest “normals” to what used to be normal a century ago, the difference is clear — seen in red from coast to coast.