Jun 14, 2016

Heat Waves are Cooking the Southwest. Is This Climate Change?

San Bernardino County, CA
Jeremy Deaton
Photo: Nexus Media
Photo: Nexus Media

Thanks to advances in climate research, scientists can find the human fingerprint on extreme weather events by comparing today’s climate anomalies to the historical record...

Nowhere is that fingerprint more evident than with extreme heat. The average global surface temperature has risen roughly 1.4º F since the pre-industrial era, shifting the entire distribution of temperatures. This has produced more hot days and fewer cold days