East Coast Cities Shatter Summer Heat Records

from Wildlife Promise

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A National Wildlife Federation report last month warned global warming is fueling summer heat waves. Given that 2010 has been the hottest year on record so far globally, are this summer’s East Coast heat waves our new normal?

Preliminary figures from the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University show 28 cities from Washington, D.C., to Caribou, Maine, set record highs for average temperature from March through August. [...]

Art DeGaetano of the climate center says the average temperature during spring and summer in Manhattan’s Central Park is up by 5 degrees, to 67.5.

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