2012 Was U.S.’ Hottest Year on Record By a Full Degree Fahrenheit

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The US is heating up faster than ever, and last year was the hottest on record.  Has climate change  become a fact of everyday life? Last year was the hottest in more than 100 years of record-keeping in the contiguous United States—and well above average for the 20th Century.  Scientists say that climate change is more than a problem for the distant future.  It’s a fact of every day life. Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued sobering statistics about America’s climate.

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Guest:
Juliet Eilperin - Pulitzer Prize-winning senior national affairs correspondent for The Washington Post - @eilperin

Host:
Warren Olney