Climate http://wyso.org en 2012 Among Hottest Years On Record In Ohio Cities http://wyso.org/post/2012-among-hottest-years-record-ohio-cities <p>It turns out 2012 was one of the hottest on record in several Ohio cities.</p><p>Thanks to an unusually warm spring followed by a hot summer, Cleveland and Columbus both had their highest average annual temperatures this past year. Both cities broke records set in 1998.</p><p>Dayton and Cincinnati fell short of breaking their records. But it was still among the five hottest years those cities have posted.</p><p>State climatologist Jeffrey Rogers says more and more evidence points to climate change for the spiking temperatures and he says warmer temperatures in Ohio mean more rain</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio 27148 at http://wyso.org Climate, Human Population and Human Survival: What the Deep Past Tells Us about the Future http://wyso.org/post/climate-human-population-and-human-survival-what-deep-past-tells-us-about-future <p>The controversies generated by climate science in recent years center around the human relationship with the natural world and with natural resources. This month, historian John Brooke puts that critical question in historical perspective&mdash;deep historical perspective. For most of human history, our species had to struggle to survive powerful natural forces, like climate and disease. In the past three centuries, however, things have changed dramatically: that struggle has been reshaped by the unprecedented growth of the human population&mdash;from under one billion to now over seven. Sun, 15 Apr 2012 14:00:00 +0000 15122 at http://wyso.org Climate, Human Population and Human Survival: What the Deep Past Tells Us about the Future