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Climate change will be deadlier, more destructive and costlier for California than previously believed, state warns

Published: 
Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:45am

Heat waves will grow more severe and persistent, shortening the lives of thousands of Californians. Wildfires will burn more of the state’s forests. The ocean will rise higher and faster, exposing California to billions in damage along the coast.

These are some of the threats California will face from climate change in coming decades, according to a new statewide assessment released Monday by the California Natural Resources Agency.

The projections come as Californians contend with destructive wildfires, brutal heat spells and record ocean temperatures that scientists say have the fingerprints of global warming.

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As climate warms, fire-ravaged Sweden gets a taste of California

Published: 
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 4:42pm

A wildfire sparked, and then another, until more than 50 blazes were burning across the landscape.

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California's destructive summer brings blunt talk about climate change

Published: 
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 2:13pm

At Scripps Pier in San Diego, the surface water reached the highest temperature in 102 years of records, 78.8 degrees.

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The common thread in California's wildfires: heat like the state has never seen

Published: 
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:30pm

The northern Sacramento Valley was well on its way to recording the hottest July on record when the Carr fire swept into town Thursday.

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In India, Summer Heat May Soon Be Literally Unbearable

Published: 
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 4:56pm

On a sweltering Wednesday in June, a rail-thin woman named Rehmati gripped the doctor’s table with both hands. She could hardly hold herself upright, the pain in her stomach was so intense.