Climate change will trigger harsher and more frequent heat waves in the next 30 years regardless of the amount of Earth-warming CO2 we emit.
Out of a year of chaotic weather extremes, climate scientists are beginning to see a pattern.
Last month, like many before it, had heat that was above average, and temperatures during the second half of June broke or tied records in 173 locations.
Combining studies trying to identify the best type of corn to grow in Africa with weather data shows that corn overall is a risky crop during droughts and high temperatures.
Nearly 47 percent of the country suffers under drought conditions according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. If only the contiguous 48 states are considered, the figure jumps to approximately 56 percent.
A Stanford study forecasts that in 20 to 60 years the coolest summer will still be hotter than any summer experienced in the second half of the 20th century.
Record-breaking high temperatures becoming the norm is turning out to become a scorching reality this summer.
Atmospheric waves generated from ocean heat may provide a new explanation for why western cities are usually warmer than eastern cities despite similar latitudes.