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The U.S. Has Gotten A Lot Hotter Since The First Earth Day (INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC)

By Nick Visser

This story originally appeared on Climate Central.

It’s been 44 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, and since that time, average temperatures have been rising across the U.S. This Climate Central interactive graphic shows a state-by-state analysis of those temperature trends.

Average temperatures across most of the continental U.S. have been rising gradually for more than a century, at a rate of about 0.127