July 2012, the hottest month ever, in five charts
July was the hottest month in America ever recorded.
Virginia had the hottest July ever; many other states were near their maximum, making the country’s overall July its hottest.
We just ended the warmest 12-month period ever recorded.
We are easily on track for the hottest year ever recorded.
We’ve set more daily record highs so far this year — 26,674 of them — than were set in all of 2011.
There’s still that drought.
The only conversation about climate change in political circles comes from people who deny it exists and make fun of it to score cheap political points.
There is a presidential election in 90 days.
- High Times: More 2012 Record Highs than All of Last Year , Climate Central
- State of the Climate , NOAA
- U.S. has hottest month on record in July 2012 NOAA says , Washington Post
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