Increasing Average Yearly Temperature in Two U.S. Cities Shows Evidence for Climate Change
(1) Burger Middle School, Rush-Henrietta, NY, (2) Paychex, Rochester, NY, (3) Greece Central School District, Rochester, NY
The Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report published by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change identifies climate change as an artificial phenomenon that will affect people living all over the world. The research presented here analyzes the historical temperatures of two US cities in an effort to demonstrate that climate change is evident across the United States. We reviewed almost 90 years of monthly temperature data in Rochester, New York and over 60 years of monthly temperature data in Seattle, Washington. The results of this study clearly show a warming trend that impacts two very distant cities.