The temperatures rising and the world is hotter than ever! Earth’s temperature has risen by 0.14° Fahrenheit (0.08° Celsius) per decade since 1880, but the rate of warming since 1981 is more than twice that: 0.32° F (0.18° C) per decade. The nine years from 2013 through 2021 rank among the 10 warmest years on record.
What climate is the hottest? Death Valley holds the record for the highest air temperature on the planet: On 10 July 1913, temperatures at the aptly named Furnace Creek area in the California desert reached a blistering 56.7°C (134.1°F). Average summer temperatures, meanwhile, often rise above 45°C (113°F).
Though the summer season of 2022 is young, parts of the nation already have experienced punishingly high temperatures, extreme drought, wildfires, severe storms, flooding or some combination. Projections from federal agencies suggest more abnormally hot weather, an expansion of drought and well above average wildfire and hurricane activity in the months ahead.
How best to cool off? Why not visit ‘Winter’ sims/regions in your favorite virtual world! Immerse yourself in a cooler environment, take a sleigh ride or ski the virtual slopes of snow packed resorts? Relax by the fireplace and sip on a cup of Hot Chocolate. Winter in July!! Let’s do this!!!