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2023 is on track to be the hottest year on record

This year is increasingly likely to become the hottest year on record, due to a rapidly strengthening El Niño weather pattern and unprecedentedly hot summer.
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Florida in hot water as ocean temperatures rise along with the humidity

Record ocean heat has invaded Florida with a vengeance. Water temperatures in the mid-90s (mid-30s Celsius) are threatening delicate coral reefs, depriving swimmers of cooling dips and adding a bit more ick to the state's already oppressive summer weather.
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The Southwest bakes with more heat on the way

Phoenix could be on track to break its record of 18 consecutive days with temperatures above 110 as a heat dome has settled over the desert Southwest.
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Here are the places most at risk from record-shattering heat

It’s the regions of the world that haven’t yet experienced an off-the-charts heat wave that we should worry about, a new scientific study argues.
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The Pacific Northwest heat wave was a harbinger of what's to come: Study

The 2021 heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, which killed hundreds of people in the U.S. and Canada, was a harbinger of a new generation of climate disasters to come, a new study finds.

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Why we can now blame the deadly heat dome and the Lytton, B.C. fire on climate change

The deadly heat wave that struck Western Canada in 2021 would have been virtually impossible without human-induced climate warming, a new study has found.

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Heat wave in Oregon, Washington 'impossible' without global warming

A year after a record-shattering heat wave, the northwestern US won’t reach the same peaks, but the hot spell will last longer.