New Video: The Northwest Heatwave, and What it Means

July 6, 2021

Might have been a once in a thousand year event 50 years ago.
Now, it’s just one more sign of a climate that has already been changed.

5 Responses to “New Video: The Northwest Heatwave, and What it Means”

  1. mtpccl Says:

    Such important information, Peter. Thank you.
    On YouTube all speakers are loud and clear except Kai Kornhuber and Steve Vavrus, who are inaudible. Fixable?

  2. Brent Jensen-Schmidt Says:

    Nobody is mentioning that these temperature records are not being broken but SMASHED, probably by record amounts. Also they are happening in the early days of summer. Just to amplify the oh shit situation.

    • redskylite Says:

      BBC Science kind of mentioned today.


      “Either way, I confess to a gut-tightening sense of foreboding when Hazel left and I caught up with North America’s killer heat dome on TV.

      That’s not because new record temperatures were set in the north-western US and Canada – that happens from time to time. No, it’s because old records were smashed so dramatically.

      The previous all-time Canada record of 45C was set in the 1937 Dust Bowl era when, like this year, the parched ground failed to mitigate temperatures.

      Normally records like this are over-topped by a fraction of a degree, but this year the former high was obliterated on three days running.

      The final temperature in the town of Lytton was fully 4.6C higher than the old record. Emissions from human activities inarguably contributed to the rise, increasing global average temperature by about 1.2C since the late 1800s.

    • redskylite Says:

      “Climate experts say the findings point to a frightening escalation in temperature extremes. ”

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