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Dangerous Heat Waves Are Becoming More Common

Over 15 million people in the U.S. are being warned of extreme heat this weekend. It's not just ruining your plans — it's dangerous. 🔥

Heat Waves on the Rise

Heat waves are becoming increasingly common. Climatologist Deke Arndt explains why climate change exacerbates heat waves —leading to temperatures into the 100s. Officials around the country are issuing warnings. The last 5 years were the hottest ever recorded according to NASA. For decades now, climate experts have warned that climate warming would cause an acceleration to the Earth's water cycle. as the lower atmosphere becomes warmer, evaporation rates will increase, resulting in an increase in the amount of moisture circulating throughout the troposphere (lower atmosphere). An observed consequence of higher water vapor concentrations is the increased frequency of intense precipitation events, mainly over land areas.

During the past few decades, general warming in the atmosphere has accelerated Arctic ice melt, leading to more seasonal ice cover, which is not as white and absorbs more sunlight, in turn causing more warming. The Arctic has warmed twice as fast as the rest of the Northern Hemisphere. This is Arctic Amplification….Scientists have observed that the reduced temperature difference between the North Pole and tropics is associated with slower west-to-east jet stream movement and a greater north-south dip in its path. This pattern causes storms to stall and intensify, rather than move away as they normally used to do. At midlatitudes, more extreme weather results from this new pattern, including droughts, floods, colds spells, and heat waves.

“We are not adapted to living with extremes. It is the clearest kind of physical, mathematical, and logical relationship with the warming world. We don't develop our systems we don't develop our methods of farming or energy distribution to deal with extremes. So, when the climate system starts throwing more and more extremes at US visas the events that are costly in terms of dollars and in terms of lives and quality of life,” states renown Climatologist Deke Arndt.

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07/21/2019 10:19 AMupdated: 07/22/2019 1:03 PM
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317 comments

  • James E.
    12/01/2019 03:42

    Propaganda!

  • Dallas T.
    12/01/2019 01:33

    Bring some dat heat over here it's COLD !

  • Ann M.
    12/01/2019 01:19

    Theres no Climate Change.

  • Leroy C.
    12/01/2019 01:18

    B.S.

  • Joe P.
    12/01/2019 01:17

    🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄.....what a crock of fake 💩.

  • Cathryn B.
    12/01/2019 00:46

    Our LORD knows how hot it is he is in control

  • Scott W.
    12/01/2019 00:18

    Send some of it to Wyoming!

  • Robin D.
    11/30/2019 22:14

    Bring it on! I like it warm !

  • Duane S.
    11/30/2019 19:41

    The earth goes in cycles and global warming is just a symptom of a constantly changeing cycle.

  • Kevin F.
    11/30/2019 19:14

    yea ok

  • John B.
    11/30/2019 18:00

    But never where you live,it always happens somewhere else

  • Richard D.
    11/30/2019 17:56

    BS

  • Melvin D.
    11/30/2019 17:36

    IDIOTS

  • Randy M.
    11/30/2019 16:50

    And yet here in Maine four month in a row below normal by ten to fifteen degrees

  • Leroy C.
    11/30/2019 15:42

    B.S.

  • Harry R.
    11/30/2019 15:20

    You're full of bulla

  • James J.
    11/30/2019 15:13

    To much concrete and asfult no hard wood trees

  • Dave G.
    11/30/2019 13:50

    bring it on love the heat.

  • Richard C.
    11/30/2019 13:27

    It will take a lot to convince me as i woke to 20 + this morning.

  • Pat V.
    11/30/2019 08:10

    Thousands,,,yes thousands of real scientists disagree..they say this is a hoax