Good news: July hottest month ever recorded

by Cassady Sharp

August 9, 2012

[caption id="attachment_9310" align="alignnone" width="667" caption="The darker the color, the more extreme the difference between 1981-2010 average temperatures"][/caption] I doubt this news comes as a surprise to any of you as the majority of America experienced sweltering temperatures this summer along with extreme weather events including the drought gripping middle America. But just so we're clear, this summer was officially hot. July marks the hottest summer ever recorded with the average temperature sitting at77.6F, 3.3F above the 20thcentury average, accordingto the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The previous hottest month was recorded during the Dust Bowl in 1936. Is it time we did something about climate change?

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