Saturday, July 15, 2006
I heard a statistic on the weather channel today. Since the beginning of the year, it has been on average 3 to 4 degrees warmer than any year on record (since records began in 1895). Last year was the warmest year on record, but we're on our way to smashing that record. Take January for example. It was 8.5 degrees warmer than the long term mean temperature. Then in May, for the contiguous United States, the temperature was 2.7 degrees warmer than any year on record. That is a significant increase.
It just keeps getting hotter. Makes me wonder what will happen in twenty years. Will our country be fighting wars over water and inhabitable land instead of oil? Probably.