First ever temperatures over 100 F in Arctic, occurring 80 years early for what is projected if current emissions trends continue

What’s perhaps even more impressive is that this relative warmth has persisted since December, with average temperatures in western Siberia 10 degrees Fahrenheit above normal — doubling the previous departure from average in 2016. The average heat across Russia from January to May is so remarkable that it matches what’s projected to be normal by the year 2100 if current …

Climate Change Tied to Risks for Moms and Kids: Pregnant women exposed to high temps or air pollution are more likely to have children who are premature, underweight or stillborn. African-American mothers and babies are harmed at a much higher rate than the population at large

“Doing nothing about air pollution, which so clearly has a greater impact on Black Americans, is racism in action.” Women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have premature, underweight or stillborn babies, a look at 32 million U.S. births found. The project looked at 57 studies published since 2007 that found a relationship between heat …

Humans have never lived on a planet this hot, and we’re totally unprepared for what’s to come. Can We Survive Extreme Heat?

Since the 1960s, the average number of annual heat waves in 50 major American cities has tripled. They are also becoming more deadly. In 2018, there were 181 heat-related deaths in Arizona’s Maricopa County, nearly three times the number from four years earlier. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2004 and 2017, about a quarter of …

Can We Survive Extreme Heat? Humans have never lived on a planet this hot, and we’re totally unprepared for what’s to come

Rolling Stone, by Jeff Goodell, May 2020 The real question is not whether superheated cities are sustainable. With enough money and engineering skill, you can sustain life on Mars. The issue is, sustainable for whom? Illustration by Sean McCabe. On a scorching day in downtown Phoenix, when the temperature soars to 115°F or higher, heat becomes a lethal force. Sunshine assaults …

With current emissions heat stress from extreme heat and humidity will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100

Heat stress from extreme heat and humidity will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100, assuming current greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Rutgers study. That’s more than four times the number of people affected today, and more than 12 times the number who would have been affected without industrial era global warming. The research is …

Last summer’s 600 billion tons of ice loss in Greenland raised global sea levels by nearly a 10th of an inch — or 2.2 millimeters — in two months

The Hill, March 2020. Greenland lost 600 billion tons of ice last summer due to an exceptionally warm season, according to a study released Wednesday.  The study was published Wednesday in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.  The data was drawn from satellites designed to measure changes to the earth’s gravitational pull that result from changes in mass, including water.  Last summer’s …

2019 Colorado Hot Issues in Health Conference, Climate Session

Hosted by the nonpartisan Colorado Health Institute, the event has convened the state’s leading thinkers to discuss pressing issues related to health and health care for nearly 20 years. The 2019 Hot Issues in Health Conference will take place on Thursday, December 5, 2019 and Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Hilton Denver Inverness in Englewood, Colorado Moderator: Karam Ahmad, …

Global heating and pollution is already impacting the lungs and health of the world’s children and will shape the future of an entire generation

By Irene Banos Ruiz Pediatricians in New Delhi, India, say children’s lungs are no longer pink, but black. Our warming planet is already impacting the health of the world’s children and will shape the future of an entire generation if we fail to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius (35.6°F), the 2019 Lancet Countdown Report on health and climate change shows. “Over …

Will LA Metro Be Ready To Take The Heat Of Climate Change? It’s ‘Complicated’

“Extreme heat is the most pervasive risk that Metro faces,” according to agency officials, who’ve outlined several hazards extreme heat could pose to the transit system, Metro employees and riders. As global temperatures rise, Southern Californians will be faced with new realities to complicate our postcard-perfect weather. Summerlong heat waves could become the new normal throughout the region, according to scientists — and the …

As Rising Heat Bakes U.S. Cities, The Poor Often Feel It Most

By MEG ANDERSON & SEAN MCMINN, ShareTweetEmail Baltimore’s Franklin Square neighborhood is hotter than about two-thirds of the neighborhoods in the city. It’s also in one of Baltimore’s poorest areas. IAN MORTON FOR NPR Originally published on September 3, 2019 10:31 am When Shakira Franklin drives from West Baltimore to her job near the city’s Inner Harbor, she can feel the summer heat …