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CNN: Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S.

2016-07-25 18:48:11| PortlandOnline

News story posted to CNN.com July 25, 2016.

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Heat Wave: Middle East Sets New Temperature Record

2016-07-22 06:00:00| Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming Newsfeed

Time: Temperatures Thursday reached an incredible 54C (129.2F) in Mitribah, Kuwait, setting the record for the warmest temperature ever recorded outside of California`s Death Valley, according to a Weather Underground report. The report, which still awaits confirmation, came during a heat wave that raised already sweltering temperatures across the region even higher. An all-time temperature record was set in Iraq where temperatures reached 128F (53.4C) at Basrah. Temperatures Thursday are expected...

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Hundreds of Deaths in 2003 Heat Wave Linked to Climate Change

2016-07-08 20:31:00| Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming Newsfeed

Yale Environment 360: Heat Wave Linked to Climate Change A new study suggests that human-caused climate change could be responsible for a significant portion of the 70,000 deaths that occurred during the record-breaking 2003 European heat wave. The research, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, combined climate modeling with health data for hundreds of fatalities that summer. Climate change, the study found, increased the likelihood of heat-related losses by nearly 70 percent in Paris and 20 percent...

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Heat wave lifts June to record hot temp for US

2016-07-08 16:00:00| Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming Newsfeed

Climate Central: Thanks in part to the epic heat wave that sent temperatures skyrocketing in the Southwest, last month was the hottest June on record for the contiguous U.S., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. How temperatures across the contiguous U.S. compared to normal during June 2016. June was 3.3F above the 20th century average of 68.5F, beating the previous record set in 1933 by 0.2F, according to NOAA data. That bump of heat comes amid what is the hottest year...

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Climate Change to Blame for Deaths in 2003 Heat Wave, New Study Says

2016-07-08 14:54:00| Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming Newsfeed

InsideClimate: The first attempt by scientists to assess the role of climate change in the deadly European heat waves of 2003 has attributed about half of the 1,050 deaths in Paris and London that summer to the effects of global warming. Tens of thousands of people, many of them elderly, died in France and other European nations in one of the most notable extreme weather events since the turn of the century. The implication of the study, published Thursday in the journal Environmental Research Letters, is that...

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