Who knew the climate would be affected by Global Warming and Heat Waves would Grow Hotter
The heat waves of the future will be even hotter. Global warming is affecting the weather. The trend is pointing toward even warmer heat waves in the future. Kevin Trenberth, climate analysis branch chief for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, says that heat waves and global warming are very strongly connected. He confirmed that studies in the last five years have shown that climate changes are most dangerous during high temperatures, droughts and flooding.
Currently, persistent high pressure systems in the upper atmosphere prevent cooler air from reaching the West Coast. California is experiencing heat waves daily. The nights are generally warmer and the days have become drier.
While heat waves always occur, Trenberth said that global warming is pushing it up another notch. Ken Kunkel, director, stated that the computer models show that soon well get many more and they will become increasingly hotter.
In the past twenty-five years, evenings in the summer have gotten warmer. The studies have shown that European heat waves have increased in...