Extremely hot days, when temperatures soar to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, can be miserable. Crops wilt in the fields. Electric grids strain to keep pace with demand. People are at greater risk of dying. And those hot temperatures are…
In the NewsAugust 31, 2018
90-Degree Days May Become More Common Over Your Lifetime
Today, the New York Times published an interactive based on new analysis by the Lab. This project shows how global warming caused by rising greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations are making extremely hot days (those above 90-degrees Fahrenheit or 32 degrees Celsius) more frequent around the globe. It presents users with a localized perspective, anchored to weather station data from their hometown, of changes in global temperatures since their birth and over the rest of their lifetimes.