07 Jan '12, 1am

2012 Begins With Record-Breaking Warm Weather Across the Nation

2012 Begins With Record-Breaking Warm Weather Across the Nation

The first week of the new year has seen temperatures that are in some parts of the nation nearly 40 degrees higher than average. Which is crazy. Brad Johnson has a good roundup of the different record-breaking high temperatures across the nation over Think Progress Green: "Fueled by billions of tons of greenhouse pollution, a surge of record warmth has flooded the United States, shattering records from southern California to North Dakota. 'Temperatures have reached up to 40 degrees above early January averages in North Dakota,' the Weather Channel reports." That's insane. A 40 degrees difference is a couple season's worth of temperature change! It's the difference between winter and summer in many places. And it's not just a handful of anomalies, either. I spent the last week in Southern California, where record highs are hitting the books as well – and I can tell you, wor...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/2012-begins-reco...

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