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Los Angeles Breaks Record for Hottest Temperature

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2010’s tied for the hottest year on record so far. Over the weekend, DC tied the record for most 90 degree days in one year. And now America’s 2nd-largest city has broken its record for highest temperature:

As of 12:50 p.m.: downtown L.A. had hit 113 degrees, a record high. Stuart Seto, a forecaster for the National Weather Service, said that’s the hottest temperature recorded at the downtown station since record-keeping began in 1877.

As climate scientists have been predicting, it’s just more evidence of global warming amplifying summer heat waves.

But nothing to see here, right California GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina? No need to buy any less Middle Eastern oil or burn any less mountaintop-removed coal? Just all a coincidence, or sunspots, or something?

  • Dave

    One hot day in one place isn’t very compelling evidence of global warming. It only broke the record by 1 degree (I think the previous of 112 was in June 1990).

    But, like you said:

    “2010’s tied for the hottest year on record so far. Over the weekend, DC tied the record for most 90 degree days in one year.”

    Now that’s what people need to be standing up and taking notice of. Every year, hotter than the last, even if just by a little bit. One more 90 degree day than last year. That’s the issue.