Heat Waves

July 14, 2016--It’s not your imagination: Climate change is making Colorado summers hotter and stickier (Denver Post)

Complaints about summer heat are typical, but when people in Fort Collins and Greeley talk about feeling too hot, they’re not imagining things. According to 


February 4, 2015--How winter is losing its cool in US cities (Guardian)

Hearing about climate change may bring heat waves and sweltering summers to mind, but in most regions in the US, winter temperatures are also on the rise. In spite of last year’s East Coast blizzard and polar vortex, winters have, on average, been getting warmer since the 1970s.


November 5, 2014--Extreme weather 'will cost lives and billions of pounds of damage' (The Independent)

Lives could be lost and billions of pounds of damage caused to households and businesses as a result of extreme weather, a senior climate researcher has warned, as Britain is about to experience its warmest year since records began.


September 22, 2014--6 ways climate change is making us sick (Time.com)

Just a day after the People’s Climate March, one of the largest international environmental marches, a new analysis of 56 studies on climate change-related health problems shows that increasingly, global temperatures and severe weather events will continue to have a major impact on global health. In the U.S.


July 14, 2014--8 charts that show how climate change is making the world more dangerous (The Guardian)

Forget the future. The world already is nearly five times as dangerous and disaster prone as it was in the 1970s, because of the increasing risks brought by climate change, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization. The first decade of the 21st century saw 3,496 natural disasters from floods, storms, droughts and heat waves.


April 1, 2014--U.S. calls costs of inaction on global warming "catastrophic" (Denver Post)

If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already-noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday. And he's not alone.


March 29, 2014--UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming (Washington Post)

A United Nations panel of scientists is joining the list craze with what they call eight “key risks” that are part of broader “reasons for concern” about climate change. It’s part of a massive report on how global warming is affecting humans and the planet and how the future will be worse unless something is done about it.


March 19, 2014--Scientists warn of global warming's abrupt changes (Los Angeles Times)

A group of scientists warned Tuesday that world leaders must act more swiftly to slow greenhouse gas emissions or risk "abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes" from climate change. The American Assn. for the Advancement of Science's blunt report contains no new scientific conclusions.


December 5, 2013--Report: Society's water safety net is fraying (Circle of Blue)

It is no exaggeration to claim that aquifers, water-saturated layers of subterranean sediment, have allowed agriculture, and thus modern life in our house of 7 billion, to prosper. America's Great Plains are a lucrative grain bin solely because of the Ogallala Aquifer, which waters eight states.


November 12, 2013--Report on climate change depicts a planet in peril (Los Angeles Times)

Climate change will disrupt not only the natural world but also society, posing risks to the world's economy and the food and water supply and contributing to violent conflict, an international panel of scientists says. The warnings came in a report drafted by the United Nations-backed


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