July 2021 Was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded

July 2021 Was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer July 2021 was the hottest month in 142 years of record-keeping, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The month was 1.67 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 20th-century average, and what’s more: the last seven July’s have been the seven hottest July’s on record. “In this case, first place is the worst place […]

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A Long, Hot Summer In Store for the West and Northern U.S.

A Long, Hot Summer In Store for the West and Northern U.S.

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The Weather Channel reported that this summer will be especially hot for the Western and Northern parts of the United States—from the Great Lakes to the Plains and Northwest— through September. Meanwhile, Texas and the Deep South will tend to be less hot than average.  We’ve seen a preview […]

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Will the Summer Be Endless by 2100?

Will the Summer Be Endless by 2100?

By Natasha Lasky, A new study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters suggests that global warming will drastically alter the seasons, and may cause summers to last at least six months in the Northern Hemisphere by the end of this century.  Meanwhile, winter could last less than two months, with the spring and autumn seasons […]

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More Evidence of Warming: Hottest May and Longer Summers

More Evidence of Warming: Hottest May and Longer Summers

Climate change is causing a change in the “balance” of the seasons according to new research by a scientist with the National Weather Service, The Washington Post reports.  On average, the U.S. and Canada gained a week of summer. Oh, and May of this year was the warmest ever recorded.

Why This Matters:  Some cities gained not just weeks, but more than a month of summer.

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One Fun Thing:  Closing City Streets To Cars On Sunday

One Fun Thing: Closing City Streets To Cars On Sunday

Every week on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. the city of Bogata does the unthinkable — closes many of its main streets to cars.  They call it Ciclovía, or Bicycle Way, the National Geographic reports, and the people of Bogata just love it. 

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