PHOENIX - We know it’s been getting hotter outside, but apparently the temperatures in Arizona have been rising faster than any other state in the U.S.
According to The Washington Post , Arizona is the fastest-warming state, and Florida had the lowest change.
Since the 1970’s, we began to see a noticeable increase in climate change due to greenhouse gases and other natural and human factors.
The continental United States has seen a temperature increase of about 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit over the past 100 years, according to The Washington Post.
But each state has seen a different warming trend, especially in the past few decades.
Since 1970, Arizona has warmed up .639 degrees Fahrenheit per decade.
Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin were also among the states that saw the most measurable temperature increase.
Oregon, Alabama, Nebraska and Florida were the states that saw the lowest temperature rise.
Florida increased by .246 degrees Fahrenheit.
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