Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Climate change could make Philadelphia more like Orlando

Climate Central, a nonprofit educational organization based in Princeton, reports that climate change could make temperatures in Philadelphia more like those in Orlando by 2050. The average number of days with temperatures over 90 degrees in August will increase from 6 to 20 in Philadelphia by 2050, according to Climate Central, about the same number as Orlando experiences now.

Climate change could make Philadelphia more like Orlando

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 Climate Central, a nonprofit educational organization based in Princeton, reports that climate change could make temperatures in Philadelphia more like those in Orlando by 2050. The average number of days with temperatures over 90 degrees in August will increase from 6 to 20 in Philadelphia by 2050, according to Climate Central, about the same number as Orlando experiences now.

"A basic statistical analysis of climate change projections by Climate Central suggests that across the American cities analyzed, the average number of days in August with temperatures over 95 degrees could nearly triple by 2050 and the average number of days over 100 degrees could nearly double," the group reports on its website.

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