We don’t have to tell you: It’s been a hot summer. Last summer was hot, too. And a striking new data visualization by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies shows a pretty dramatic trend over the last decade.
The video below charts the seasonal mean temperatures from the northern hemisphere during the base period 1951 to 1980 at the top of the bell curve. As the video progresses, it illustrates the frequency of various hot anomalies in the succeeding decades. In other words, temperatures considered “very hot” or “extremely hot” in the middle of the last century are much more common now.
We read that Goddard’s surface temperature database is not without its detractors, but this is a sobering representation of a growing issue.
When we think climate change and hot weather, we think of whirring air conditioners and high energy costs. Savvy consumers are looking for alternatives to fluctuating prices, and turning to retail energy suppliers to lock in low rates for their business and home electricity needs.
“People use more energy during periods of hot weather, which drives high demand and high costs,” said AGR Group President Matt Judkin. “As we continue to see rising temperatures, we’re all becoming more aware of energy supply, energy prices, and the need to conserve.”
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