U.S. temperatures have warmed 1.3-1.9 degrees since 1895, with most of the increase since 1970.

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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 6th of 9 in the series. 

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Via the report: “The colors on the map show temperature changes over the past 22 years (1991-2012) compared to the 1901-1960 average for the contiguous U.S., and to the 1951-1980 average for Alaska and Hawai’i. The bars on the graph show the average temperature changes by decade for 1901-2012 (relative to the 1901-1960 average). The far right bar (2000s decade) includes 2011 and 2012. The period from 2001 to 2012 was warmer than any previous decade in every region.” (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/)

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