Summer 2020: One for the Record Books

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Summer 2020: One for the Record Books

  • Published: Sep 16th, 2020

Climate Central reflects back on a hot summer 2020, finding that record temperature highs continue to outpace record lows both this summer and through 2020.

Worsening Western Wildfires

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Worsening Western Wildfires

  • Published: Sep 9th, 2020

Climate change is increasing the risk of larger, more intense wildfires, as warmer and drier conditions allow fire to spread faster and farther, creating dangerous conditions for residents and emergency services.

Fall Trends

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Fall Trends

  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2020

Mosquitoes, ticks, air conditioning, and pollen could be mainstays of fall as climate change extends the summer heat.

Marine Heatwaves

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Marine Heatwaves

  • Published: Aug 26th, 2020

Heatwaves don’t just occur on land. Marine heatwaves are increasing in frequency and duration due to climate change, impacting marine ecosystems and industries.

Heat Streaks are Stretching

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Heat Streaks are Stretching

  • Published: Aug 18th, 2020

Bouts of extreme heat are getting longer, which can take a toll on our health and increase cooling costs.

Hotter Climate, More Cooling Demand

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Hotter Climate, More Cooling Demand

  • Published: Aug 10th, 2020

It’s a vicious cycle: higher temperatures create a greater demand for air conditioning, which drives energy consumption and fossil fuel burning, which in turn leads to higher temperatures.

Hiking Hazards: Ticks and Poison Ivy

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Hiking Hazards: Ticks and Poison Ivy

  • Published: Aug 5th, 2020

Poison ivy and the Lyme disease-carrying blacklegged tick may both pose more of a threat to public health now, as a result of climate change.

This News Bites: More Mosquito Days

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This News Bites: More Mosquito Days

  • Published: Jul 28th, 2020

As the climate warms, mosquito-friendly weather is increasing in much of the U.S.—raising the risk for mosquito-borne diseases.