Source: Wash Times
by Steve Goreham
On Sunday, Death Valley temperatures reached 129oF, a new June record high for the United States, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas reached 117oF, tying the previous record set in 1942 and 2005.
The United States high temperature record was set in 1913, measured in Death Valley on July 10. Twenty-three of the 50 US state high temperature records date back to the decade of the 1930s. Seventy percent of state high records were set prior to 1970.
The alarm about climate change is all about one degree. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), global surface temperatures have increased about 1.3oF (0.7oC) since 1880. Proponents of the theory of man-made warming claim that this is evidence that man-made greenhouse gases are raising global temperatures. (more…)