Yale Climate Connections: “Ask Sara… ‘How is climate change affecting summer weather?’”

Iowa Climate Science Education

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From Yale Climate Connections

ASK SARA

?How is climate change affecting summer weather??

Look out for heat waves, dangerous deluges, and air pollution.

By Sara Peach

Monday, July 1, 2019

Dear Sara,
I would like to read your prediction of the effects of climate change on the traditional four weather seasons.

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I ask the question because I have some suspicion that that?s going to change in some way, shape, or form. And I don?t look forward to that.
? Claude in Durham, North Carolina

Dear Claude,
Now that summer is upon us, I?m returning to your letter. As you?ll recall, there?s so much I can say in reply to your question that I?m breaking my answer into four parts ? one for each season.

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Broiling, steamy weather
As the globe warms, summers are growing hotter. Humidity is also rising in many U.S. cities.

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