America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

CBS New York

Much of the U.S. is currently facing bitterly cold temperatures from the Midwest to the South and all the way up to the Northeast.

In fact, many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.

It all gives some credibility to the idea of ?Global Weirding,? a new word for the anomalies like extreme winter storms and droughts caused by climate change.

Looking across the U.S., ?Global Weirding? is definitely in full effect:



The most obvious case is in Boston, where this winter has left the city within a foot of reaching the snowiest winter in its history.

This winter alone has produced 95.7 inches of snow, 11.9 inches away from the 1995-96 record of 107.6 inches of snow. And with winter weather lasting for about another three to four weeks, breaking that…

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