Assignment This is a little exercise on "global warming". You will be given a month of the year. For your month you are to go and look up the year which had the highest high temperature and the lowest low temperature on EACH day of that month. You can find this information by looking up old local newspapers (the weather page should have the information you need) or in an almanac.
Then you should plot two histograms of the distribution of "hot" years and "cold" years, and comment on what you find. Do you see a trend? Is it significant? What does this data suggest about the possibility of global warming? Are there problems with the data?
Comment briefly (1-2 paragraph), on your results. Also, mention where you got your information from, the name of the almanac or newspaper. You may work in pairs to collect your data, but you must each turn in your own write-up.