• American's new climate 'normal' is hotter, wetter, and more extreme

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo.
    AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
    New climate data released Tuesday shows temperatures across most of the US are trending up.
    The yearly 'normal' temperature for the country reached a record-high of 53.3 degrees over the last 30 years.
    Climate scientist Mike Palecki said the higher normals were one sign of ongoing climate change.
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