Dinosaurs Started Out Hot, Then Some of Them Turned Cold

Scientists directly measured the metabolic rate of extinct animals, which revealed that some giant dinosaurs became coldblooded.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #biology-and-biochemistry, #dinosaurs, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fossils, #nature-journal, #paleontology, #pterosaurs, #research, #temperature, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

India’s Extraordinary Heat Wave Exposes the Limits of Protecting People

Temperatures are soaring across South Asia, testing dangerous thresholds. How much is climate change to blame? It’s becoming an ‘obsolete question,’ one scientist says.

#delhi-india, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #india, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #pakistan, #south-asia, #temperature, #weather

How Tech Can (and Can’t) Help You Fight Soaring Energy Bills

Thermostats like Nest go a long way toward helping you use less energy, but the real problem-solvers are people.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #heating, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #home-automation-and-smart-homes, #nest-labs-inc, #temperature, #thermostats

‘No One is Safe’: How The Heatwave Has Battered the Wealthy World

Floods swept Germany, fires ravaged the American West and another heat wave loomed, driving home the reality that the world’s richest nations remain unprepared for the intensifying consequences of climate change.

#british-columbia-canada, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #floods, #germany, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heatstroke, #politics-and-government, #temperature, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states, #western-states-us, #wildfires

Death Valley Hits 130 Degrees as Heat Wave Sweeps the West

The temperature was forecast to be even hotter over the weekend as another “heat dome” forced Western states to set up cooling centers and issue motel vouchers.

#california, #temperature, #weather

Heat Wave Spread Fire That Erased Lytton, British Columbia

Busloads of residents went to tour the charred town of Lytton, British Columbia, this week and found it almost unrecognizable.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #temperature, #weather, #wildfires

Like in ‘Postapocalyptic Movies’: Heat Wave Killed Marine Wildlife en Masse

An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.

#british-columbia-canada, #california, #drought, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lakes, #marine-biology, #mollusks, #mussels, #oceans-and-seas, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #rivers, #salmon, #starfish, #temperature

Why Record-Breaking Overnight Temperatures Are So Concerning

Nights are warming faster than days across most of the U.S., with potentially deadly consequences.

#deaths-fatalities, #global-warming, #temperature, #weather

Climate Change Drove Western Heat Wave’s Extreme Records, Analysis Finds

A rapid analysis of last week’s record-breaking heat found that it would have been virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused climate change.

#global-warming, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #temperature, #weather, #world-weather-attribution

Climate Change Is Making It Harder for Campers to Beat the Heat

Burn bans, flashlight campfires, extreme heat and stronger rainstorms: Today’s campers are experiencing their summer fun against the backdrop of climate change.

#camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #global-warming, #summer-season, #temperature, #weather

Heat-Related Death Toll Climbs to Nearly 100 in Washington State and Oregon

The heat wave in parts of the Pacific Northwest played a role in the deaths of dozens of people, some of whom lived alone.

#deaths-fatalities, #heatstroke, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #temperature, #washington-state

Are ‘Heat Pumps’ the Answer to Heat Waves? Some Cities Think So.

Electric heat pumps are a way to cool and heat homes at a much lower carbon cost than traditional air-conditioners and furnaces.

#air-conditioning, #carbon-dioxide, #energy-department, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #harvard-university, #heating, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #temperature

Climate Change Is Behind Heat Dome

And there are fewer and fewer places to escape from the hot weather.

#british-columbia-canada, #carbon-dioxide, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-ore, #temperature, #weather, #wildfires

Pacific Northwest Continues to Bake Beneath ‘Heat Dome’

A wave of ocean air provided some relief after Portland, Ore., reached 116 degrees on Monday. Temperatures will climb into the upper 90s there on Tuesday, forecasters said.

#global-warming, #national-weather-service, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-ore, #salem-ore, #seattle-wash, #temperature, #washington-state, #weather

Canada Heat Wave Breaks National Record

The heat is expected to continue for several days in some parts of British Columbia, according to weather warnings from the government.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #environment-canada, #global-warming, #temperature, #weather

Pacific Northwest Bakes in Record-Setting Heat Wave

A high of 102 degrees was recorded on Saturday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, only the third time since 1945 that the high reached triple digits, the National Weather Service said.

#heat-wave, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #seattle-wash, #temperature, #washington-state, #weather

Air-Conditioning Was Once Taboo in Seattle. Not Anymore.

An intense heat wave is set to torment the Pacific Northwest. Many who have always done without air-conditioners are scrambling to get them now.

#air-conditioning, #national-weather-service, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash, #summer-season, #temperature, #weather, #wildfires

What It’s Like to Work in 115 Degree Weather in Phoenix

Phoenix is facing a double heat and housing crisis that is falling hardest on people who have to suffer the sun.

#arizona, #gallego-kate, #homeless-persons, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #temperature, #weather

Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins

Global warming has been fueling disasters in the region for years. Now, an early heat wave and severe drought are threatening lives and leaving water in perilously short supply.

#agriculture-and-farming, #arizona, #california, #colorado, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #hoover-dam, #lake-mead, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #temperature, #water

How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins

Global warming has been fueling disasters in the region for years. Now, an early heat wave and severe drought are threatening lives and leaving water in perilously short supply.

#agriculture-and-farming, #arizona, #california, #colorado, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #hoover-dam, #lake-mead, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #temperature, #water

Hottest Temperatures in Arizona and Nevada History Are Possible

A heat wave across the western United States, already facing a severe drought, could deliver temperatures above 125 degrees.

#arizona, #california, #nevada, #southwestern-states-us, #temperature, #texas, #weather, #wildfires

This Tiny Creature Survived 24,000 Years Frozen in Siberian Permafrost

The microscopic animals were frozen when woolly mammoths still roamed the planet, but were restored as though no time had passed.

#animals, #current-biology-journal, #microbiology, #research, #siberia, #temperature, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Cold Tooth Pain’s Mysterious Molecular Culprit

Researchers figured out how a jolt of discomfort gets from the damaged outside of your tooth to the nerves inside it.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #mice, #proteins, #research, #science-advances-journal, #teeth-and-dentistry, #temperature, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Global Warming’s Deadly Combination: Heat and Humidity

A new study suggests that large swaths of the tropics will experience dangerous living and working conditions if global warming isn’t limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

#global-warming, #nature-journal, #temperature, #weather

How to Prevent the Next Texas Power Breakdown

The state’s massive blackouts are the result of a failure to insure against extreme weather.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #natural-gas, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #temperature, #texas, #weather, #wind-power

The Daily: Climate Change and the Texas Blackouts

One of the worst winter storms in years has plunged large parts of the United States into a deadly energy crisis. It may be a glimpse of America’s future.

#energy-and-power, #global-warming, #heating, #infrastructure-public-works, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #texas

Texas Winter Storm Leads to Power Outages and Angry Residents

“I’m kind of angry,” said one man whose family has been without power since Monday. A winter storm caused physical damage to the electrical grid’s infrastructure as well as a surge in demand.

#electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #energy-and-power, #heating, #oncor-incorporated, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #texas, #weather

Icy Storm Barrels Across Central U.S., Leaving Millions Without Power

The snowstorm covered a huge part of the country, including states unaccustomed to slick roads and a deep freeze.

#national-weather-service, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind-power

Why Are We So Afraid of Fevers?

Under most circumstances, fever is beneficial, reducing the severity of illness and shortening its length.

#college-of-physicians-of-philadelphia, #fever, #immune-system, #infections, #seizures-medical, #temperature

2020 Ties 2016 as Hottest Yet, European Analysis Shows

The global average temperature in 2020 was about 2.25 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the average from 1850 to 1900, data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service indicates.

#drought, #el-nino-southern-oscillation, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #temperature, #wildfires

2020 is Tied With 2016 as Hottest Year Ever on Record

The global average temperature in 2020 was about 2.25 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the average from 1850 to 1900, data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service indicates.

#drought, #el-nino-southern-oscillation, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #temperature, #wildfires

Snow in N.Y.C.: When Will It Start, and How Much Will Fall?

Wednesday’s snowstorm in New York City will be the biggest in recent years. Many New Yorkers were planning to stay home anyway.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #weather

Another Month on a Warming Planet: Record-Hot November

European scientists reported that November’s global temperatures were the highest ever, surpassing the previous record, set in 2016 and 2019.

#environment, #european-center-for-medium-range-weather-forecasts, #global-warming, #temperature

Ocean Heat Waves Are Directly Linked to Climate Change

The “blob” of hotter ocean water that killed sea lions and other marine life in 2014 and 2015 may become permanent.

#environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #oceans-and-seas, #sea-lions, #temperature

California Heat Wave: The Latest on the State’s Weather

Los Angeles County set a new high temperature as a cooling sea breeze remained trapped offshore, according to the National Weather Service.

#california, #heatstroke, #national-weather-service, #summer-season, #temperature, #weather

California’s Heat Wave Will Be Dangerously Hot This Weekend

Record-breaking temperatures are expected across the western United States. They might be followed by wind that could worsen fires in California, or storms that could bring snow in Colorado.

#california, #colorado, #national-weather-service, #temperature, #weather, #wildfires

Death Valley Just Recorded the Hottest Temperature on Earth

Scientists still have to validate the reading of 130 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, the equivalent of 54 degrees Celsius.

#california, #death-valley-national-park, #deserts, #earth, #global-warming, #kuwait, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #temperature, #weather

How Hot is Too Hot?

The human body can survive at surprisingly high temperatures, so long as you’re prepared to sweat.

#skin, #sweating, #temperature, #water, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

A Heat Wave, the Coronavirus: Double Spikes of Risk Hit Communities

The South and Southwest hit record temperatures over the weekend and meteorologists warned that heat will rise in the East and High Plains.

#air-conditioning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #global-warming, #national-weather-service, #temperature, #united-states, #weather

Historic Arctic Heat Wave Roasts Siberia

Wildfires are spreading. The mosquitoes are ravenous. People are shielding their windows from the midnight sun with foil and blankets.

#ice, #oceans-and-seas, #russia, #siberia, #temperature, #wildfires

Scientists Predict Scorching Temperatures to Last Through Summer

Hotter than normal temperatures are expected across almost all of the United States into September, government researchers said.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #summer-season, #temperature, #weather

How to Disinfect a Police Car in a Pandemic: Make It an Oven

The N.Y.P.D. and other departments were concerned about the spread of the coronavirus in vehicles. Ford’s answer is software to crank up the heat.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ford-motor-co, #ohio-state-university, #police-department-nyc, #research, #software, #temperature