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The study’s authors analyzed historical daily temperatures from 1952 to 2011 in the Northern Hemisphere in order to find when the seasons changed each year. They found that, on average, summers (months with hottest 25% of temperatures) got longer, while winter (months with the coldest 25% of temperatures) got shorter by about three days. Meanwhile, both seasons got much warmer.
The researchers then created models to see what the future holds. They found that if we can’t curb climate change, spring and summer will start a month earlier in 20100 than in 2011, while fall and winter will start half a month later, leaving the Northern Hemisphere spending over half the year in summer.
Be a Ready Kid! Emergencies and disasters can be scary, but there are ways to help you stay safe before, during, and even after a disaster. Play Disaster Master and Help the Heroes! Head over to https://t.co/qsbwfwQRlx to play: https://t.co/6h9MCHrd9R #PrepareToProtect #BeReady pic.twitter.com/kJj9MAXuol — USACE HQ (@USACEHQ) September 21, 2021 This summer, kids across the […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Yesterday, President Biden announced a coordinated, interagency effort to address extreme heat threatening lives across the nation. After a summer of extreme temperatures, deadly heat domes, and raging wildfires, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services; Homeland Security; and Agriculture; the EPA; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Hurricane Nicholas hit the Texas coast yesterday as a category 1 storm, bringing heavy rains and 75 mph winds. Rapidly intensifying from a tropical storm to a hurricane before making landfall, Nicholas gained 35 mph in wind speeds in a single day. There have been six Atlantic hurricanes so […]
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