temperature extremes

Climate Change Impacts from the National Climate Assessment: Focus on Effects of Extreme Heat on Human Health

June 18, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Extreme Weather and Health

Summer is around the corner, and with it comes some welcome warm weather and some not-so-welcome heat waves. After living in Arizona for almost 20 years and now living in Washington, DC, I know what it’s like to go through a long string of uncomfortably hot days.[read more]

Does El Niño Plus Global Warming Equal Global Temperature Records In 2014 And 2015?

April 26, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Global Warming and Weather Risk


An El Niño appears increasingly likely this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). If it starts relatively quickly, then 2014 could well be the hottest year on record.[read more]

Study Ties Epic California Drought, 'Frigid East' To Manmade Climate Change

April 18, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Climate Change Effects

Natural variability alone cannot explain the extreme weather pattern that has recently driven both the record-setting California drought, and also the cooler weather seen across most of the Midwest and East this winter, a major new study finds.[read more]

Nature Stunner: As Climate Change Speeds Up, The Number Of Extremely Hot Days Is Soaring

February 28, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Temperature Extremes and Climate Change

The number of very hot days have soared in the past 15 years, a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change reports. Based on observations, the authors conclude that “the term 'pause' is ill-chosen and even misleading in the context of climate change.”[read more]