NEW YORK — A new report has identified the counties in the United States where temperatures have risen dangerously fast since the late 1800s, a new study shows. The folks at The Washington Post used more than a century of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration temperature data to examine more than 3,100 counties.
In total, 71 of the counties have seen the average temperatures increase 2 degrees Celsius, according to The Washington Post. That’s the threshold at which experts warn global catastrophic effects such as the elimination of most coral reefs and enormous sea level rise.
Already more than 1 in 10 Americans are living in rapidly heating regions, including Los Angeles, New York City and much of the Northeast, according to the Post. Rhode Island is the first state in the continental United States to eclipse the 2 degree Celsius increase.
A list of the counties that have seen the greatest rise in temperature over the past century include:
Ventura County, California — +2.6 CelsiusRoseau County, Minnesota — +2.4 CelsiusSuffolk County, New York — +2.3 CelsiusSomerset County, New Jersey — +2.2 CelsiusLake County, Oregon — +2.1 CelsiusKent County, Rhode Island — +2.1 CelsiusClick Here: cheap nsw blues jersey