User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: High Temperatures
Last updated: Oct 18 2017 20:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Want to slow climate change and prevent wildfires? Then pass a carbon tax now. 18.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: I read Jacques Leslie’s op-ed article, “Santa Rosa's charred now, but we're all facing fire (or flood or heat wave) soon,” while taking a break from disaster preparations. You know: stockpiling water and food, gathering first-aid supplies, purchasing a generator.

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Autumn heat wave hits Denver metro area 17.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
The high temperature Tuesday in Denver will flirt with 80 degrees by the afternoon.
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How climate change is affecting travel 15.10.2017 Washington Post
Tour operators say they’re revising itineraries in response to changing weather patterns.
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Santa Rosa's charred now, but we're all facing fire (or flood or heat wave) soon 11.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

My wife awoke in the middle of the night to the smell of fire, investigated the house, and, finding nothing, tried futilely to go back to sleep. On Monday morning, our deck was shrouded in black ashes, and the sky was a snarled gray, despite the absence of fog or clouds.

Forty-five miles to the...

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Warming to Blame for Western Wildfires? 10.10.2017 FactCheck
Q: Did climate change cause the wildfires out West? A: Scientists say a hot and dry summer — conditions more likely in a warmer world — caused widespread wildfires in ...
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Fires Are Engulfing California’s Wine Country. Here’s What You Need to Know. 10.10.2017 Mother Jones
Where are the fires? Fourteen wildfires in eight northern California counties ignited late Sunday and early Monday, destroying at least 1,500 structures. The worst of the fires—the Tubbs and Atlas Fires in Napa and Sonoma counties—have spread to at least 50,000 acres and haven’t yet been contained, forcing the evacuation of 20,000 people. (Thousands have […]
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September Heat Wave Caps Successful First Season for More Than 30,000 Consumers Energy Households Saving Energy, Money 3.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
JACKSON, Mich: As a late-season record heat wave finally breaks across Michigan, Consumers Energy's residential customers have voluntarily saved enough energy this summer to power more than 40,000 homes.
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Climate change may spell hotter summers for southern Europe 27.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Climate researchers are warning that Europeans should prepare for the return of “Lucifer,” saying the hellishly named heat wave that hit parts of the continent this summer could become a regular occurrence due to man-made climate change.
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It may be fall, but Southern California will experience 'late summer' heat this week 26.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Autumn is in the air, but that won’t stop a heat wave from blanketing Southern California this week.

Warm winds blowing out of the northeast and Nevada will drive temperatures into the high 80s and low 90s throughout Southern California this week, according to meteorologist David Sweet of the National...

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Some Michigan schools closing early amid fall heat wave 25.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DETROIT (AP) — Some Michigan schools are closing early for the day amid a fall heat wave that’s broken records for high temperatures across the state. The Detroit Public Schools Community District is sending home students following a half-day Monday and canceling afternoon sports. Schools in the Grand Rapids area also are among those closing […]
Record-setting heat wave in Chicago continues 25.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

CHICAGO (AP) — A record-setting heat wave in the Chicago area is expected to continue for at least one more day. The Chicago Tribune reports that the National Weather Service expects temperatures to climb as high as 92 on Monday. If that happens it will mean the string of 90-degree days that started last Wednesday […]
Ribs, wine and radish tops 23.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

We are in between heat waves here in Los Angeles, which means we can take our time getting to farmers markets, consider eating something other than frozen dessert for dinner and maybe — gasp — even contemplate a little baking. Why not turn on the oven and watch footage of the recent September snowfall...

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Blast furnace Friday, more July than September this weekend 23.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Cooler weather arrives next week.
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France and Germany: An Aging Couple Carries On 22.9.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  It has been a torpid summer in Europe. Five hundred eighty people died in France in a freakish June heat wave, and Corsica recorded historic high temperatures in August. Yet the political climate has cooled noticeably since the previous winter of discontent. Last winter, it seemed possible that the far right could sweep to power in France, while Germany’s hitherto invincible chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to be facing a serious challenge from a resurgent Social Democratic Party (SPD) led by Martin Schulz. The Brexit vote of June 2016 had also put Europeans on edge. With Britain on the way out of the European Union, the election of a vociferously anti-EU party like France’s Front National might well spell the end of the European project. And then there was the stunning news from across the pond. The United States had elected Donald Trump, from whose incorrigibly loose lips fell the assertions that NATO was ...
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How Heat Kills Farmworkers 20.9.2017 Mother Jones
On a recent summer morning in Mendota, a small farming community in California’s Central Valley, the sun glared down from a cloudless sky. The temperature was heading toward 101 degrees, and it had hit 106 a few days before—not unlike the blistering heat that blanketed much of the West Coast over Labor Day weekend. While […]
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Arizona Officials Allegedly Covered Up How Hot It Got in Some State Prisons 14.9.2017 Mother Jones
Throughout the summer, temperatures inside Arizona’s prisons often exceeded 100 degrees. According to the Phoenix New Times, not only did inmates and staffers suffer, but some authorities may have recorded false temperatures to make conditions appear more comfortable than they really were. Since 2014, state correctional facilities have been required to keep a record of indoor temperatures, as part […]
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How to make granita di caffe, Italian coffee granita, the caffeinated solution to a heat wave 12.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

There is no better way to jettison yourself out of overheated doldrums than an icy glass of granita di caffe con panna, a parfait of sweetened granular espresso ice layered with dollops of barely sweetened whipped cream. There is some kind of synergy between the icy chill, the sugar and the caffeine...

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Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature 9.9.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts....
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Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature 9.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts. Some of these disasters, like Friday’s earthquake in Mexico, are natural. Others may end up having a mix of natural and man-made ingredients after scientists examine them. We also always tend to look for […]
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Six deaths linked to Bay Area heat wave 9.9.2017 LA Times: Environment

Six people died from heat-related illnesses amid a record-breaking hot spell that roasted the Bay Area over the Labor Day weekend, officials say.

Those who died were seniors, mostly in their late 70s, 80s and 90s, and nearly all were found in their Bay Area homes, according to coroner’s officials...

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