The new norm: Record-breaking heat

Climate Central: The intense heat wave that is gripping the crowded metropolitan corridor and toppling records from Washington, DC to Boston, with temperatures hovering near or just above 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the first full week of July, is raising questions about whether events like this are likely to become more common and/or severe as the climate warms in response to greenhouse gas emissions. The short answer: yes and yes, but with an important caveat. No individual extreme weather event ......

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