Global warming and climate issues has been a concern for a long time now. And it seems that the issues related to climate are no where cutting down, instead rising. Research and news organization Climate Central has predicted that the average temperature of New York city in summers will increase as much as 91 degrees from the current 82 degree by the year 2100.
The report, studying the climate pattern of 1,001 cities in the United States, examines their projected daytime summer temperatures, besides matching them with other cities that are already experiencing such weather conditions today.
The major rise in mercury in New York would be equivalent to an average day spent in Lehigh Acres, Florida during July.
According to Gothamist, New York will not be the only city with a rising mercury but other major cities like Los Angeles and Miami are likely to report a seven-degree increase in their temperatures. Along with this northeastern Pennsylvania could witness the biggest 11-degree increase.
According to a statement released by Climate Central “In some cases, summers will warm so dramatically that their best comparison is to cities in the Middle East. Take Las Vegas, for example. Summer highs there are projected to average a scorching 111°F, which is what summer temperatures are like today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. And at an average 114°F°, living in Phoenix will feel like summering in sweltering Kuwait City.”
The report shows summers in most states are already warmer than they were in the 1970’s, writes Gothamist.
The condition is more troublesome in northeast as temperatures in these areas are rising by as much as .78 degrees Fahrenheit per decade.
“The increase is mostly due to the rise of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the globe’s atmosphere due to human activities. According to the recent National Climate Assessment, annual average temperatures in the U.S. could rise another 10°F by century’s end if emissions aren’t abated,” the article states.
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