Monday Top of the Scroll: California summer the hottest ever as climate change accelerates
Drought. Wildfires. And, for the country as a whole, temperatures worse than the Dust Bowl. In a further bit of evidence of the reality of climate change, California has just experienced its hottest summer on record, according to data released this week by the federal government. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the average temperature in California reached 77.3 degrees from June to August. That topped the previous record of 76.5 degrees in summer 2017.
- Los Angeles Times: Record heat approaches Dust Bowl levels: How it is changing life in California
- California WaterBlog: Could California weather a mega-drought?
- NOAA Climate.gov: Blog - September 2021 ENSO update: feeling groovy