During last week's oppressive heat, you may have found it particularly hard to cool down at night. Over the past several decades, our nights are getting, on average, warmer. Granite Geek David Brooks of the Concord Monitor spoke about why with NHPR's Peter Biello. (This transcript has been edited lightly for clarity.) You write in your column this week that over the years temperatures have been rising during both the day and night. But the boosts in the nighttime temperatures are more pronounced and that has to do with something called the atmospheric boundary layer. What's that? So the atmospheric boundary layer is the layer of the atmosphere that is most affected by the land, basically radiant heat and other such things that directly affect...
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Granite Geek: It's Not Your Imagination - Nights Are Getting Warmer, Too