‘Heat is On’ Is Front & Center on Rachel Maddow Show
By Climate Central
Our new report, "The Heat is On: U.S. Temperature Trends," got a great deal of attention on Wednesday, including the viewers of "The Rachel Maddow Show." Guest host Ezra Klein discussed the state-by-state temperature trends highlighted in the report. It's just the facts, the actual temperature records, as Klein notes, which is what makes the map so compelling. Some states — Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Texas among others — are warming far faster than most states, but even so, warming has accelerated in every state since 1970, with the pace jumping to more than three times the rate of heating over the past century.
It may not be "The scariest ever map from the back of the blue section of USA Today," as Klein said, but we think you'll agree, it definitely makes the point: The Heat is On.
And no, we're not talking about the NBA finals.