Hundreds of Records Already Broken in 2012


Anyone still doubting climate change simply isn't paying attention.

In spite of very little snow dropping on the Lower 48 this year, the Associated Press reported that the city of Anchorage, Alaska, has tried pushing more than 250,000 tons of snow away from its city streets (and yes, that's quickly approaching a record amount).

The National Weather Service has reported that the first three months of 2012 have seen twice the normal number of tornadoes. Nationwide, there have been 132 tornadoes confirmed in January and February, with preliminary reports of more than 150 already in March.

So far, the month of March has seen 1,757 new high-temperature records in cities across the nation. Last Thursday alone, 36 states set daily high temperatures.