May 1, 2024 - News

Phoenix temperatures increased 4 degrees since 1970

Data: Climate Central; Chart: Axios Visuals

The average annual temperature in Phoenix increased by 4.4 degrees from 1970 to 2023, according to a new analysis by Climate Central.

Why it matters: A 4-degree temperature difference can be a matter of life or death during the summer.

Zoom out: All 50 states and nearly all 241 U.S. cities the group analyzed have warmed since 1970.

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