Montana temperatures have risen 2.6° over the last century

This chart is from the Montana Climate Office at the University of Montana, courtesy of Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC) Facebook page.

This chart represents a statistical analysis of temperatures in the state from 1895-2012. The red trend line shows that average temperatures in the state have increased 2.6°, compared to 1.6° globally. The increase is most dramatic after 1990. In 23 years since that time, only four years have been below normal.

It is stunning that our representatives in Congress continue to deny the human causes of climate change. Are you listening Steve Daines?

Oil and gas development is directly linked to climate change. We need leaders who will establish a vision for change.

Montana Annual Temperature Trend

About davidjkatz

The Moses family has lived on the Stillwater River since 1974, when George and Lucile Moses retired and moved to the Beehive from the Twin Cities. They’re gone now, but their four daughters (pictured at left, on the Beehive) and their families continue to spend time there, and have grown to love the area. This blog started as an email chain to keep the family informed about the threat of increased fracking activity in the area, but the desire to inform and get involved led to the creation of this blog.
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