Boreal summer weather becomes more persistent in a warmer world

Europe, North America and parts of Asia can expect not just more intense but also longer lasting periods of heat, drought and rain during summer as the planet warms, worsening impacts on health and agriculture. The study, published in journal Nature Climate Change, also shows that limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in line with the Paris Agreement would largely avoid these additional impacts.

Date Published
2019, August 29

Authors
Peter Pfleiderer, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Kai Kornhuber & Dim Coumou

Journal
Nature Climate Change