28 Apr '12, 9pm

Did Climate Change Drive Record High U.S. Temperatures?

The United States had the hottest March this year since record keeping began in 1895 , with some 15,000 localities around the country registering record highs. In the map above, which comes courtesy of the National Atmospheric and Oceanographic Administration (NOAA), the red states had the warmest March ever, beige states temperatures well above normal, pink states above normal, and white states about normal; only Washington state had a cooler than usual March. Is global warming responsible for the March temperatures? Writing earlier this week in the Los Angeles Times, John Michael Wallace, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Washington, delivered a measured assessment. Wallace, one of the world's most highly regarded specialists in climate dynamics , first of all affirms that the effects of global warming are clearly evident in a statistical increase i...

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