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Extreme Global Heat and the Impact of Climate Change on the Planet

Climate experts explain the extreme weather events we’re experiencing and what this means for the future of our planet and society.


FILE – A sign displays an an unofficial temperature as jets taxi at Sky Harbor International Airport at dusk, July 12, 2023, in Phoenix. A new study Tuesday, July 25, finds these intense and deadly hot spells gripping much of the globe in the American Southwest and Southern Europe could not have occurred without climate change.


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The month of July 2023 has shattered multiple temperature records with many climate scientists expecting it to be the world's hottest month on record and possibly the warmest in 120,000 years.

For the full hour, we speak with climate scientist Dr. Noah Diffenbaugh of Stanford University, and Dr. Rachel Cleetus of the Union of Concerned Scientists, to discuss how climate change is causing these record-breaking heat waves and other extreme weather events.

Both guests also share insight on what these extreme weather events mean for the future of the planet and people's daily lives, and how climate change will affect aspects of our society, including communities, business, agriculture, and more.



Dr. Noah Diffenbaugh

Dr. Rachel Cleetus

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