Climate Change Ups Odds of Heat Waves, Drought

Reporting in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, researchers write that extreme heat waves, such as the one last year in Texas, are 20 times more likely today than they were in the 1960s. NOAA climatologist Tom Peterson discusses what future climate change may bring.

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Tom Peterson

Tom Peterson is the Principal Scientist with NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. He is based in Asheville, North Carolina.