According to a new research published Monday, extreme weather events over summer are all driven by climate change and are worse than expected.
A study, conducted by NASA's top climate scientist James Hansen and his team, reveals extreme hot summers have covered 11 percent of Earth's land area from 1981-2010, 10 percent higher than the period from 1951-1980.
TheStreet (June 24, 2014) A new study on the economic risks of climate change in the U.S. says the nation stands to lose billions of dollars due to rising seas, increased damage from storm surge and more frequent bouts of ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (July 20, 2015) Mayor Bill de Blasio warns New York City residents about the extreme heat, telling them to drink plenty of water and to visit cooling centers if needed. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Reuters - News Video Online (June 23, 2015) Extreme heat in Karachi, Pakistan has left more than 400 people dead although forecasters say rain and cooler temperatures are on their way. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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TheStreet (Oct. 7, 2014) Cooler temperatures should cut heating bills this winter, as few expect the same harsh weather that chilled much of the nation last year. Low temperatures across the Midwest, South and East forced ... watch video
May 26, 2016 Researchers have shown how fine particles are formed from natural substances in the atmosphere. These findings will improve our knowledge about clouds in the pre-industrial era and thus will ... read more
May 25, 2016 A research group from the CERN Cloud experiment has uncovered the processes behind the formation and evolution of small atmospheric particles free from the influence of pollution. Their findings are ... read more
May 25, 2016 Black carbon aerosols are important for understanding climate change. Unfortunately, current simulation models consistently underestimate the amount of these aerosols in the ... read more
Apr. 28, 2016 Extreme heat and heavy rainfall are related to increased risk of hospitalization for asthma in Maryland, according to a study. Based on over a decade of asthma hospitalization data (115,923 cases ... read more
Nov. 5, 2014 Scientists have developed a new index to measure the magnitude of heat waves. According to the index projections, under the worst climate scenario of temperature rise nearing 4.8pC, extreme heat ... read more
Oct. 22, 2013 The increased temperatures caused by ongoing climate change in Stockholm, Sweden between 1980 and 2009 caused 300 more premature deaths than if the temperature increase did not take place. In Sweden ... read more
Aug. 6, 2012 A new statistical analysis by NASA scientists has found that Earth's land areas have become much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th ... read more