The US has achieved a great deal of climate change: These are the most warming places in America

The US has achieved a great deal of climate change: These are the most warming places in America

LAKE HOPATCONG, N.J. – Before the climate change affected New Jersey's winter, this lake hosted a winter winter carnival. Up to 15,000 skaters took part, and car owners drove into the thick ice. Thousands looked as local hockey clubs were fighting each other and the American Skateboarding Association, including one in 1926, held 21 boats on blades over a three mile course. .

In those days before widespread refrigeration, the workers came here to remove ice. They would carve as large as two feet thick, float them with huge ice houses, leak them with sawdust and load them on railway cars bound by ice boxes in New York City and beyond.

New Jersey's average temperatures have risen almost 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) since 1895 – the average doubling of the 48 Lower states.

"Winter is no longer there," says Marty Kane, a lawyer and head of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation.

That's because the Garden State's character changed one hundred years of climbing temperatures. The huge ice industry and skateboarding association are black-and-white photographs in the local museum. And the hardest animals who try to take part in ice fishing competitions here are forced to cancel 11 of the previous twelve competitions because of fear of going on thin ice and entering the fried water. .