have been in the mid-to-high 90s across the northeast since Thursday, plaguing the New York tri-state area, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C. and beyond. They follow a heat wave that struck the Midwest late last week, slamming Chicago with temperatures in the high 90s that felt more like 105 degrees.
And this comes just a month after triple-digit temperatures scorched the Southwest, breaking temperature records across Arizona and killing four hikers. At this rate, some experts are already saying there’s a 99 percent chance that 2016 will beat out 2015 as the hottest year on record.
Unless we slow down our fossil fuel
consumption, we should get used to summers like these, #climate
scientists say. Penn State
meteorology professor and distinguished climate scientist Michael Mann
discusses in The Huffington Post
#sustainability #globalwarming #research #heat