The deadly Russian heatwave of 2010 was a more exceptional event than the 2003 European heatwave, a new study finds.
A new study finds that primarily natural causes led to last summer's soaring temperatures in Russia, but similar events are becoming more likely.
Both NOAA and NASA reported today that 2010 tied with 2005 for the title of warmest year on record.
The Russian heat wave of 2010 contributed to the deaths of as many as 15,000 people. But just how unusual was the heat?
CLIMATE CENTRAL - After the second warmest July on record, 2010 is shaping up to be one of the hottest years on the books.
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.
By mid-century in New York, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions, as more days above 90Ã‚Â°F routinely occur.
By mid-century in Philadelphia, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions, as more days above 90Ã‚Â°F routinely occur.