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Huge Heat Waves Coming

Huge Heat Waves Coming

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 07 October 2019



Our Hot Future
Our Hot Future, heatwaves could double by mid-century, Pixabay, Gellinger.
Heat waves are predicted to be more frequent and more intense. Now this research says they could be up to twice as large by 2050. Image on Pixabay, by Gellinger.


Huge Heat Waves Are Coming

Heat Waves Could Increase Substantially in Size by Mid-Century, says New Study,
NOAA Headquarters, October 7, 2019.


The Situation
"...scientists expect the frequency and intensity of heat waves to increase. However, a commonly overlooked aspect is the spatial size of heat waves, despite its important implications."

Near Future
Huge Heat Waves
"...by mid-century, in a middle greenhouse emissions scenario, the average size of heat waves could increase by 50%. Under high greenhouse gas concentrations, the average size could increase by 80% and the more extreme heat waves could more than double in size."

"...the authors found that related attributes like duration, magnitude, and cooling degree days (a measure for energy use) could increase substantially."

New Dimensions of Suffering
"What is new in our study is the way we calculated them, which allowed us to consider size as a new heat wave dimension."



Recent Heatwave News & Research

Aug 2019
Europe Frequently Frying During Summer of 2019


August 2019
Japan Heatwaves Kills 60+, Hospitalizes near 20,000


June 2019
Africa to Fry Under Any of the Current Climate "Scenarios"


April 2019
Grim News about The Future of the Great Northern Hemisphere Heat Wave of 2018


Dec 2018
More Coordinated Global-Scale Heatwaves in Our Future


Aug 2018
Climate-Driven Anthropocene: Killing Ourselves and Everything Else with Heatwaves


June 2018
Already Hot Lands Getting Much Hotter: Florides to FRY in HEATWAVES



Earlier Research

Heat Waves


KARMA IS COMING: Global Warming Will Fry the Whole Middle East

Climate Crash News, Weird Weather: Heat Wave-a-topia, More Heat Waves Coming


Extreme Weather Increasing

Melbourne and Sydney should prepare for 123 degrees F.

What a year: Extreme heat, rain, record number of 100-degree days

Scripps says climate change may represent "existential" threat to humanity

Continuing Hottest Records Shattered


Chaotic Weather bears "fingerprints" of Climate Change

Tahoe Cooking

Record Temps Human Caused

2015-2016 clearly warmer than any other year



Modeling the Future

July 2018
Climate Models Underestimating Scale of Change: Twice What Climate Models Predict?



Measuring the Past to See the Future

Past Climates

What We've Done
Heating over the Short, Medium, Long, and Very Long Terms
(Get Ready to Get Smacked in the Face by, "The Hockey Stick"...)
Heating up Our Planet over the Short, Medium, and Long Terms
These changes are disrupting everything





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