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The U.S. is Getting Warmer

By NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio, Key and Title by uploader (Eric Fisk) - https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/maps/index_v4.html, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=86928646

The new normal temperature of the United States is now one degree hotter than just 20 years ago. The AP reports, the normal annual temperature, based on data from 1991 to 2020, is now 53.3 degrees Fahrenheit. Two decades ago, normal was 52.3 degrees Farenheit.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released climate figures Tuesday showing that the nation's new normal temperature keeps getting hotter. NOAA research also shows the new normal is wetter in the eastern and central U.S. while the West is drier. Scientists attribute the new normals to the burning of fossil fuels.