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Unprecedented Heat Wave in Pacific Northwest Driven by Climate Change

post on NOAA’s website.

“It’s always difficult to immediately quantify how much impact climate change has had on a climate extreme, but there is plenty of evidence to show that high temperatures and heat waves have become worse due to climate change,” he wrote. “Heatwaves across the contiguous United States have occurred more often and lasted longer since the 1960s, which is consistent with a warming climate due to climate change.”

Record warm overnight lows set

The issue isn’t just with record high temperatures. During the heat wave, the Pacific Northwest hasn’t cooled down much at night—a dangerous situation. When that happens, opening windows doesn’t help homes cool off much, heat experts said. And people’s bodies don’t get a chance to cool off and recover.

“This is life-threatening heat,” Dr. Jennifer Vines, Multnomah County’s health officer, said in a post on the county’s website. “People need to fin

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