Science proves summers are getting hotter

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If a bunch of your 50-something friends seem to complain that summers seem to be much hotter than they used to be…they are right./Climate Central If a bunch of your 50-something friends seem to complain that summers seem to be much hotter than they used to be…they are right./Climate Central If a bunch of your 50-something friends seem to complain that summers seem to be much hotter than they used to be…they are right, according to an article published earlier this week.

According to Climate Central, summer temperatures for most of the country are warmer now than they were in 1970.

According to Brian Kahn, who published an article on the website on June 3, temperatures are warmer everywhere but in the Upper Midwest.

Texas and the Southwest are warming are more than 1 degree F. per decade, Kahn writes.

Of the National Climatic Data Center’s 344 climate divisions, less than 10 percent have seen a cooling trend, Kahn found. “In general, every state in the lower 48 has warmed since 1970 and the most recent decade was the warmest on record for the country.”

Kahn said these trends are consistent with the overall warming observed across the Earth.


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