The American Bear


2012 was the hottest year on record for the Lower 48 states.



In its annual report, State of the Climate, NOAA reported that the average annual temperature was 55.3 degrees — 3.3 degrees greater than the average temperature for the 20th century.

It’s an easy to read report, and well worth checking out. Also, follow the LATimes tumblr for some solid journalism.

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

[T]he extreme weather has been so unprecedented — and NOAA and leading climate scientists have been so blunt — that we have the unprecedented situation of the evening news shows last night on ABC, CBS, and NBC (and PBS) all talking about the link between greenhouse gases and the stunning heat wave.

from Think Progress 

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