Heat Waves


It’s impossible to pin a single weather event on global warming, since weather fluctuates naturally. Trends, however, are a different story. Climate models predict a trend of more wild weather. Global warming loads the dice to roll “heat waves” or “intense rainstorms” more often than milder “warm days” or “gentle rains.” . . . → Read More: Heat Waves

Air Pollution


Smog forms when sunlight, heat and relatively stagnant air meet up with nitrogen oxides and various volatile organic compounds. Exposure to smog can do serious damage to our lungs and respiratory systems. Inflammation and irritation can cause shortness of breath, throat irritation, chest pains and coughing and lead to asthma attacks, hospital admissions and emergency room visits . . . → Read More: Air Pollution

Diseases Spread as Climate Changes


Hantavirus outbreak in the Southwest U.S. suggests how global climate change can lead to rapid spread of disease. (CDC)

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