Europe dodged a Bullet during Record June Heatwave

During the unprecedented extreme record breaking June Europe heatwave of 2019, many countries experienced the highest temperature for this month, some even set all time new temperature records, e.g. in the southern village of Gallargues-le-Montueux in France the thermometer settled at 45.9C (114.6F).[1] Europe’s five hottest summers since 1500 have all been in the 21st…

How do We react to Rising Temperatures? Human Conflict?

Marshall Burke (Stanford University) discusses the impact of climate change on human behavior with Russ Altman (January 2019). Obscured behind the better-known impacts of climate change are a host of potentially more serious effects global leaders have yet to reckon with. Via Stanford University School of Engineering https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0DfR0FEZdU

Global Warming Affecting Summer Heat, Surprises Scientists

Scientist point to the manifestation of a persistent heat spell in many parts around the globe, this summer. Climate expert and science editor for Axios, Andrew Freedman https://twitter.com/afreedma speaks about the climate-weather teleconnections with CBSN anchor. Release via https://www.cbsnews.com/news/carbon-in-soil-dirt-making-climate-change-worse-study-says

Experts Discuss Recent Heat Waves and Atmospheric Changes

The impacts of global warming are now ‘playing out in real-time’. Mike Mann (Penn State), Jennifer Francis (Rutgers), and Noah Diffenbaugh (Stanford), discuss the recent heat waves around the globe, and how it connects with the jet stream pattern, moderated by Markeya Thomas of Climate Signals. Read the conversation summary at ClimateSignals.org https://goo.gl/dK9gku Latest article…

Heat wave, air pollution, mortality, and adaptation, a quick look

While summer currently gears up, during exceptional continued record global warming, temperatures are set to reach the highest so far this summer in many parts of the northern hemisphere – within the next few day’s (Germany, U.S. etc). Here we look at the past 2003 heat wave and what attributed to excess deaths during that extensive heat period…

AGU 2015: The impacts of heat stress on densely populated regions in the 21st century

Globally, heat kills more people than any other weather-related event. With temperatures and humidity expected to increase in the coming decades, heat stress is projected to have increasingly severe impacts on many regions of the world. Here, researchers estimate the global exposure to fatal heat stress throughout the 21st century and its effects on human…

Climate Effects on Human Evolution

This article explores the hypothesis that key human adaptations evolved in response to environmental instability.  This idea was developed during research conducted by the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program. Natural selection was not always a matter of ‘survival of the fittest’ but also survival of those most adaptable to changing surroundings. By the Smithonian  Background Paleoanthropologists – scientists who…