A team of British scientists has developed a short-term, 10-year projection of the climate crisis—that’s short-term because most global-warming models work with centuries. And, yes, their findings indicate it will continue to get hotter through the next decade.
About 140 Californians died last month from a severe heat wave, the most casualties since 1955, when air conditioning became widespread. Officials were left scrambling to explain the inordinately high number of deaths, unusual for a place where people are used to the summer heat.
California?s recent heat wave has caused the deaths of more than 130 people, officials believe. Though temperatures have been cooling, they hovered around 115 degrees in some parts of the state earlier in the week.