Posts by Eric Pfeiffer

  • Hot enough for you? See how ‘dramatic’ climate change is affecting your city

    Eric Pfeiffer at Yahoo News16 days ago

     

    Every summer, a man dressed in a Darth Vader suit goes for a sprint through Death Valley’s blistering temperatures.

    But by the end of the century, he may not have to travel much farther than outside his front door to recreate his daring stunt in temperatures hot enough to fry an egg.

    A new interactive research report from Climate Central says that “dramatic warming” will affect more than 1,000 cities before the end of the century.

    “By the end of this century, summers in most of the 1,001 cities we analyzed will feel like summers now in Texas and Florida (in temperatures only, not humidity),” the report reads. “And in Texas, most cities are going to feel like the hottest cities now in the Lone Star State, or will feel more like Phoenix and Gilbert in Arizona, among the hottest summer cities in the U.S. today.”

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