Record Highs Far Outpace Record Lows Across U.S. 11/12/09
| Marilyn Sigman, Alaska SeaGrant/MAP
Tags: Climate Change, Temperature Patterns
National Science Foundation news item
Spurred by a warming climate, daily record high temperatures occurred twice as often as record lows over the last decade across the continental United States, new research shows. The ratio of record highs to lows is likely to increase dramatically in coming decades if emissions of greenhouse gases continue to climb.