Heat Streaks

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Heat Streaks

  • Published: Aug 18th, 2021

Consecutive days with extreme heat are trending longer and taking a toll on our health — especially in urban areas.

IPCC 6th Assessment Report

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IPCC 6th Assessment Report

  • Published: Aug 9th, 2021

Part I of the new IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, The Physical Science Basis, updates the current scientific understanding of climate change, indicating that the impacts of climate change are largely happening the way scientists have expected.

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Cooling Degree Days

  • Published: Aug 4th, 2021

As our global temperature rises, so does our need for air conditioning. The increased demand will pose several challenges like emitting more greenhouse gases, straining our aging power grids, and inflating our energy bills.

Dog Days of Summer: When Heat Endangers Pets

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Dog Days of Summer: When Heat Endangers Pets

  • Published: Jul 28th, 2021

With climate change making our summers hotter and longer, pets can be at increased risk from heat-related illnesses and burning pavement.

Climate Change & the Olympics: Competing with Heat

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Climate Change & the Olympics: Competing with Heat

  • Published: Jul 21st, 2021

As the 2021 Tokyo Olympics approaches, Climate Central looks at Japan’s changing climate and how rising temperatures could impact the health and performance of our world's best athletes.

Urban Heat Islands

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Urban Heat Islands

  • Published: Jul 14th, 2021

A new Climate Central analysis evaluates the intensity of urban heat islands in cities around the country. Read the report to find out about the factors that cause hotter temperatures in urban areas, the impacts, and the solutions.

Heat and Hospitalizations

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Heat and Hospitalizations

  • Published: Jul 7th, 2021

As our climate continues to change, we are experiencing more extremely hot days, increasing the risk of heat-related illness and hospitalizations.

July Warming & Extremes

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July Warming & Extremes

  • Published: Jun 30th, 2021

Climate Central takes a look at July warming and the hottest, coolest, and wettest Independence Days on record in your area.