What Caused the Extreme US Heat Wave?
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July 11 2012

Commentary by David Fuller

What Caused the Extreme US Heat Wave?

This short article by Patrik Jonsson for the Christian Science Monitor has a sensible comment on the subject:
Some have pointed to urban heat island effects and suspected warming from man-made greenhouse gases as playing a role in Heat wave 2012. But one certain culprit, experts say, is the same atmospheric effect that sparked a lot of the big snow storms across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast in recent years: The North Atlantic Oscillation.
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