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This Year Was the Warmest in New York City Since … Forever

A man relaxes on a bench in the along the High Line park during warm weather on July 6, 2012 in New york City. Forecasts for tomorrow are predicting temperatures near 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) and may feel as hot as 106 because of humidity, according to the National weather Service. Much of the midwest of the United States has been experiencing a severe heat wave which has devastated crops and kept people indoors.
New York, every day. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

According to “scientists” and “science” — so take it all with a grain of salt — 2012 was the warmest year in New York City (according to measurements in Central Park) since the recording of such things began in 1869. Not only that, but it’s “entirely possible” that 2012 was the warmest it’s ever been in New York City “since the Dutch opened the trading post of New Amsterdam in 1624.” And according to the trend line, it’s bound to get even hotter in the future. Which likely means more hurricanes, rising sea levels, and all of that awful stuff. For now, though, in the middle of winter, when we can walk outside without our snot freezing inside our nose …. we’re not going to complain.

2012 Was Warmest Year in New York City History