A new analysis by the World Weather Attribution network finds this summer’s record-shattering heat wave in the Pacific Northwest would have been “virtually impossible without human-caused climate change.” The study also warned that as the human-induced climate crisis continues to heat the planet, such events will become a lot less rare. The high temperature in Lytton, British Columbia, hit 121 degrees on June 29 — one day before a massive wildfire destroyed most of the town. The heat wave is blamed for up to 500 deaths in British Columbia, 78 deaths in Washington state and 116 in Oregon.
Pacific Northwest Heat Wave “Impossible Without Human-Caused Climate Change”
HeadlineJul 09, 2021