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Cool summer: L.A. sets more low-temperature records

The unusually cool summer continued in Southern California, where several new record-low temperatures were recorded on Wednesday.

The 68-degree low at Los Angeles International Airport broke the old record low for the day, which was 70 degrees in 1991. Santa Barbara (68) and San Luis Obispo (69) broke records as well.

The temperature at USC, 75, tied the record low set in 1999. UCLA also set a record, 56 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

While the region saw a heat wave a few weeks ago, temperatures have been gradually going down again as July comes to an end.

June was also marked by gloomy conditions and lower-than-normal temperatures.

-- Shelby Grad

 
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Global warming is scientifically visible. Those who can't see it are willfully refusing to look at the data (which is publicly available BTW).

Those who oversimplify ("it's colder in L.A. today, therefore, no global-warming") show their ignorance about how systems work.

Unfortunately, far too many people clearly failed to learn anything about critical thinking and scientific method when they were in school.

I think prefered terminology these days is Climate Change. Also, saying July was the hottest ever recorded in the US means nothing by way of climate indicators as the few hundred years of temperature data we have is but a blip in the 4.5 billion years the earth has been around. The climate has always been changing and will always change. We may or may not be stimulating faster change but either way we need to learn to adapt.

I really don't care about the global warming debate.

I live at the beach and it feels like November. It blows. When's it gonna stop? The 10 day is more of the same.

Someone needs meteorology 101. The records broken are low daily maximums, not low temperatures. Falling below 70 at night is normal and expected at LAX, failing to break 70 during the day is unusual. The only one that looks like a legitimate record low is UCLA's 56 degree temperature reading.

Hey everyone, the correct term is "Climate Change" - not "global warming". Look at any official publications and you'll see the phenomenon (correctly) referred to as Climate Change. Examples:

www.epa.gov/climatechange/
www.ipcc.ch - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The term "global warming" was the term originally coined because the overall (average) global temperature is getting warmer. However, the term "Climate Change" is preferrable because of arguments like those made below (there was a cold day ergo global warming is made up). Climate Change more accurately portrays the situation - the climate patterns are shifting so there will be some winners and some losers. Some places will be warmer and it's bad, others will be warmer and it's a good thing (Siberia), others will be cooler etc.

To use the cool weather this summer as proof that "global warming" does not exist or is not a threat is faulty logic. And, more importantly, it shows your ignorance regarding the concept. Just because your town is cooler doesn't mean the entire earth, on average, is cooler.

Dear God,

Forgive these idiots who live in Los Angeles and did not receive a proper education. Just because they hear the term global 'warming' they assume that climate change only includes 'warming' rather than climate destabilization.

Let me say in a manner that most people in California seem to rally behind. Your making Los Angeles a bad place for your children to live in, let alone the world. But let's not talk about the world because obviously your sphere of knowledge and understanding is limited to this universe you call 'Los Angeles'. Save the children.

 
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