Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes PORTLAND: The deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific northwest and western Canada was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change that added a few extra degrees to the record-smashing temperatures, a new quick scientific analysis found. An international team of 27 scientists calculated that climate change increased chances of the extreme heat occurring by at … Read more

Unprecedented: Northwest heat wave builds, records fall – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes PORTLAND, Ore.: Intense. Prolonged. Record-breaking. Unprecedented. Abnormal. Dangerous. That’s how the National Weather Service described the historic heat wave hitting the Pacific Northwest, pushing daytime temperatures into the triple digits, disrupting Olympic qualifying events and breaking all-time high temperature records in places unaccustomed to such extreme heat. Portland, Oregon, reached 112 degrees Fahrenheit (44.4 Celsius) … Read more