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Even though we should be cautious not to mistake weather for climate, the trends of the last few years are undeniable: the average temperatures for each year are increasing, with 2010 tied for being the hottest year ever on record.

If that wasn’t enough, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), July was so hot that:

Just by plotting the location of each and every daily heat record that was broken, a nearly complete image of the contiguous United States is visible.

Last month almost 9,000 daily heat records were broken or tied across the country. This includes 2,755 highest maximum temperatures and 6,171 highest minimum temperatures (nighttime records).

Some cities reached daily high temperatures 19 out of the 31 days in the month,

the NOAA reported.

Still skeptical about AGW? The evidence is piling up. Is it getting hot in here or is it just me?

[Via The Daily]