We’ve been reading the US National Climate Assessment and found it quite impressive!
We thought we’d share a series of images we think tell the story of what’s going on.
This is the 3rd of 9 in the series.
Via the report: “Figure shows observed increases in population-weighted cooling degree days, which result in increased air conditioning use, and decreases in population-weighted heating degree days, meaning less energy required to heat buildings in winter, compared to the average for 1970-2000. Cooling degree days are defined as the number of degrees that a day’s average temperature is above 65ºF, while heating degree days are the number of degrees a day’s average temperature is below 65ºF.” (U.S. Global Change Research Program)
( http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/05/06/national-climate-assessment-15-arresting-images-of-climate-change-now-and-in-the-pipeline/ )