US Temperatures to Climb Ten Degrees by 2080

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It seems the weather has officially reached the "extreme".

After a chilling, below-average start to 2007, forecasters are now predicting hotter than usual temperatures for this coming summer and those thereafter, meaning the market could become quite lucrative for heating and cooling repairmen, fan salespersons, and the ice cream guy.

Researchers are blaming global warming for the predicted spike in temperatures, which will allegedly climb an astounding ten degrees along the American eastern seaboard by 2080. It means current summer average temperatures, which float around the low 80s, will climb to a sizzling 90+ degrees Fahrenheit by the time today's baby reaches the age of 73.

It could mean tourism decline for some cities in the south, including Atlanta, Washington, and Miami. Many of these cities -- along with America's resort-laden neighbor to the south -- could be in for tougher times once the current youth generation reaches retirement. It's estimated that in Atlanta alone, temperatures could reach 110+ degrees, with less and less rainfall to stop the steam.

The research is courtesy of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies at the highly-respected Columbia University in New York. Scientists used more than three decades of historical data, computer models, and even soil samples to reach their hot 'n heavy conclusions. (Source:

Much of the evidence links ironically cooler future Pacific sea surface temperatures, which have shown to have a direct effect on the highly populated eastern coast of the United States. Cooler waters mean fewer eastern storms, and the lack of precipitation causes an expected spike in temperatures closer to the Atlantic. (Source:

Solutions to the predicament surround measures we haven't heard before -- carpool, ride a bike, and take a hike: all an an effort to reduce global warming as a result of CO2 pollution.

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