Worried about the climate?

Punxsutawney Phil spotted his shadow on Monday, leaving us all with his prediction for more cold and snow than we might wish for. But what do you expect from a rodent?

More seriously, however, the other important weather story of the week came from the World Meteorological Association, the U.N.’s weather agency, which reported that 2014 was the hottest year on record. According to the Associated Press, the group’s analysis said that the global temperature difference was very close to 2010 and 2005, but that 14 of the hottest years have been in the new century, and the trend seems likely to continue.

While we here in southwest Ohio have recently ducked the worst of the hardcore winter weather that’s slammed the upper Midwest and Northeast, the climate and what’s happening to it will likely be in our headlines for some time to come.

Are you worried about climate change? Email me at rrollins@coxohio.com.

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