The deadly Russian heatwave of 2010 was a more exceptional event than the 2003 European heatwave, a new study finds.
The Russian heat wave of 2010 contributed to the deaths of as many as 15,000 people. But just how unusual was the heat?
The extreme weather events we are seeing today, such as flooding in Pakistan and the Russian heat wave, are theoretically possible with or without climate change. But climate change greatly increases the odds that extreme events will occur.