New York City Could Get as Hot as Alabama in 2050

New York City will likely have weather similar to a current Southern city by the year 2050, according to the New York City Panel on Climate Change. The average summer temperature is expected to rise by 5 degrees Fahrenheit, pushing the number of days at or above 90 to around what Birmingham, Ala., experiences now. The most probable forecast by this group of scientists, selected from top research institutions in the area, calls for between 39 and 52 days a year, compared to an average of 18 now. (The miserable summer of 2013 had 16 days; this past summer only seven.)

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