Patterns of warmer than normal and cooler than normal ocean temperatures can allow researchers to predict heat waves up to 50 days in advance. Previously, 10 day forecasts were about the best we could hope for with any accuracy.
The U.S. economy could face major, systemic disruption due to climate change unless legislators and businesses alike take urgent action to reduce climate risk, says a new report released this week.
Soaring temperatures have prompted a string of heat alerts across the city, as well as many other parts of the province, this year. On some days, it has even been warm enough to fry an egg outside, weather experts say.
As in parts of the United States drought conditions exacerbated by heat waves worry farmers in Canada. Producers in parts of Central Canada and Eastern Canada may see yields reduced because of drought.
In Australia, you can’t say it’s hot until it’s in the high 30s. Recent massive heat waves are atypical, though. About 70 people died in South Australia, mirroring the European heat waves of recent years. But these are breaking records as well.
By the end of the century, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho could well have more days above 95°F each year than there are currently in Texas; babies being born right now in the Southwest could see nearly four additional months of days over 95°F within their lifetimes.