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Feeling hot, hot, hot

After federal scientists announced last month that Earth’s warmest year on record was 2014, UGA’s Marshall Shepherd was quoted in an article by USA Today.

Shepherd, the UGA Athletic Association Professor in the Social Sciences and 2013 president of the American Meteorological Society, told the newspaper that people younger than 29 have yet to experience one month where the average temperature was cooler than the 20th-century average.

“That’s a new normal that is a result of human activities on top of the natural varying climate that has global temperature trends moving very quickly towards a 1-2 degrees Celsius increase,” he said.