May 1, 2024 - News

It's getting hotter

Data: Climate Central; Map: Alice Feng/Axios

We may live in a climate haven, but temperatures in Detroit and the entire state have been climbing faster than the national average since 1970.

  • The average annual temperature in Detroit has risen 3.8°F since then.
  • In Michigan, the temperature rose 3°F, while the rest of the country warmed by 2.6°F.

The big picture: All 50 states and nearly all 241 U.S. cities that were analyzed have warmed since 1970, according to a new Climate Central analysis based on annual average temperature increases from 1970 to 2023.

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