An article in the Washington Post suggests climate changes in North American is worsening - and the Upper Midwest, including North Dakota, is among the most drastically affected areas.

The article published Tuesday on the Post webpage, titled Beyond the Limit: Extreme climate change has arrived in America, traces changes in average temperatures across the nation over the past century.

The article concludes that the average temperature in much of the country has climbed by 2 degrees Celsius - considered a "critical threshold" for global warming by researchers.

As the Post reports, "In the 2015 Paris accord, international leaders agreed that the world should act urgently to keep the Earth’s average temperature increases “well below” 2 degrees Celsius by the year 2100 to avoid a host of catastrophic changes."

A map, included with the article, indicates the Upper Midwest, including the northers portions of North Dakota, Minnesota and Montana near the Canada border, as among the areas in the United States showing the most drastic hike in temperature.

New Jersey, a portion of Colorado, and California around the Los Angeles metro are among some of the other fastest-warming areas, according to the map.

[Source: Washington Post]