Global Heating, 2006 Hottest Yet
Is it getting hot in here? Apparently so, as the first half of 2006 was the warmest on record in the U.S. – 3.4 degrees above the 20th century record:
“January through June was the warmest first half of any year in the continental United States since records began in 1895, U.S. government scientists reported Friday. The average January-June temperature was 51.8 degrees Fahrenheit — 3.4 degrees above the 20th century average, according to preliminary data reported by scientists at the National Climatic Data Center…”
How soon until the intensity of wildfires (search), water scarcity (search) and flooding (search) elsewhere, deadly heatwaves (search), and extreme weather including hurricanes (search) and tornadoes (search) makes us realize that global heating will be chaotic and deadly?