Rise in Extreme Heat Events Linked to Climate Change, Study Says

Yale Environment 360: A new NASA study has found that extreme heat events are far more likely to occur than five decades ago, a phenomenon that researchers link to climate change. In an analysis of long-term statistical trends, a team of researchers led by James Hansen of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies describes how “extremely hot” summers -- defined as abnormally high mean summer temperatures that affected less than 1 percent of the planet’s land area between 1951 and 1980 -- have become far more routine......

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