Cities are almost always hotter than the surrounding rural area but global warming takes that heat and makes it worse.
Stagnant air undermines progress torward clear air in St. Louis.
More than 170,000 people in Missouri are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.
Currently, Missouri averages 15 days a year with temperatures reaching extreme and dangerous levels. By 2050, the state is projected to see more than 60 such days a year.
Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises
By 2050, the typical number of heat wave days in Missouri is projected to more than quadruple, from nearly 15 to more than 60 a year,.
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Western firefighting veterans lamenting a “new normal” amid surging forest fires have received an explanation for the destructiveness they’ve been unable to quell... More
While the effects of El Niño and other weather cycles are beyond the control of humans, the recent spread of the disease into the U.S. is a savage reminder of the heavy toll that humans are taking on their planet — and of the potential for those changes to bite back... More