U.S. shatters mark for hottest year on record
After Superstorm Sandy, only the greatest dolts were continuing to deny that human beings were contributing to climate change.
Now, there's more evidence to offset the climate lunacy of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Oklahoma senator James Inhofe.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has reported that the average temperature in the contiguous U.S. (i.e. excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico) was 3.2 degrees Celsius above the average in the 20th century.
It was a full degree above the previous high, which was recorded in 1998.
A third of the people living in the U.S. endured 10 or more days when temperatures rose above 37.77 degrees (100 degrees Fahrenheit).
It's getting drier, too, which is an ominous sign for future food prices.
When will we start treating this as the emergency it's shaping up to be?