It’s Not Your Imagination. Summers Are Getting Hotter

The New York Times graphed the frequency of hot and extremely hot days around the world. Climate change has made hot days dramatically more regular:

Around the world, summers have been plagued with increasingly hot days, and climate change is to blame, report Nadja Popovich and Adam Pearce for The New York Times. Scientists at Columbia University cross-referenced every summer since the 1950s against that decade’s average, what they used as a baseline. The results show a dramatic shift in the frequency of hot and extremely hot summer days. The entire world has been affected by these extreme temperatures, but some regions more than others. Pakistan, for instance, has endured several days exceeding 130 degrees Fahrenheit this summer. The effects of this climate change induced increase are prolonged droughts, rising sea levels, and unpredictable weather patterns.

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