Friday, January 20, 2017 12:55 AM


Add Your Voice Lamar Alexander - (202) 224-4944 Bob Corker - (202) 224-3344 The temperatures are rising - on earth and in Washington, D.C. For the third consecutive year, our Earth shattered high-temperature records. Last year was Earth's hottest year on record. And before, 2015 was the hottest. And before that, 2014 had shattered the record. Weather and climate experts say the string of three consecutive record-breaking years was another "first" in recorded weather history. Most experts believe this will get worse before it gets better - if it is allowed to get better. We must change our ways to slow this serious and sure threat to our natural world and human civilization, and that means we need leaders who are willing to lead with science, not ignore science. In 2016, New York City averaged 57.2 degrees - 2.2 degrees above normal. Ada, Okla., averaged 63.4 degrees, or 2.1 degrees above normal. Albany, Ga., had an average temp of 69.2 degrees - almost 70, or 3 degrees above normal. Albertville, Ala., saw an average temperature increase of 5.1 degrees above normal. Allentown, Pa. was 3.6 degrees up; Destin, Fla., 3.9. Likewise up went Atlanta: 3.3 degrees; Chattanooga, 3.2 ...

News source: Times Free Press

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