September 10, 2007
The temps, they are a changin’.
The vast majority of scientists agree the weather is getting warmer, and human activity is to blame. The average annual air and soil temperatures are increasing. Winters are getting shorter and milder. Seasonal precipitation is shifting and extreme weather events are becoming more frequent.
By the end of this century, our summers will be more like those of Springfield, Mo., while winters will feel like those in Dayton, Ohio, according to the migrating states model developed by University of Illinois scientist Donald Wuebbles and Texas Tech University scientist Katharine Hayhoe.