Researchers predict extreme summertime temperatures to become a regular occurrence

Was it unusually hot this summer where you live? If so, expect that to become the rule rather than the exception if global warming results in even a 2° C rise in the average temperature.

Researchers predict extreme summertime temperatures to become a regular occurrence

Anderson’s research indicates that if the 2°C increase were to come to pass 70-80% of the land surface will experience summertime temperature values that exceed observed historical extremes (equivalent to the top 5% of summertime temperatures experienced during the second half of the 20th century) in at least half of all years. In other words, even if an increase in the global mean temperature is limited to 2°C, current historical extreme values will still effectively become the norm for 70-80% of the earth’s land surface.

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