By Elizabeth Kolbert for The New Yorker
“Another year, another set of climate records. Here are the top ten signs you are living in a warming world, 2012 edition:
1. Hot enough for you? Though it’s only mid-December, it’s already clear that 2012 will be the hottest year on record for the contiguous United States. “The warm November virtually assures that 2012 will be the warmest year on record in the U.S.,” the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has recently observed.