U.S. Hot Streak Now Old Enough to Vote

By Brian Kahn

In a year bookended by bitter cold snaps east of the Mississippi, it might come as a surprise to some that 2014 was actually quite a bit warmer than average in the U.S., making it the 18th year in a row with above-average temperatures.

Less of a surprise was the economic impact of the drought in the West, now on the brink of its fourth year.



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