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The U.S. Climate in 2019

September 18, 2020
By Paul Homewood

The climate of the United States has, in most ways gotten less extreme than it used to be. Temperatures have fewer extreme highs and lows, storms less are severe and droughts far less damaging.

Contrary to claims made in the U.S. National Climate Assessment, that weather has gotten more extreme across the United States over the past century, data from various official government agencies charged with tracking climate and weather, primarily the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show the climate of the United States has, in most ways gotten less extreme than it used to be. Temperatures have fewer extreme highs and lows, storms less are severe and droughts far less damaging. While it is now slightly warmer, this appears to have been largely beneficial.

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