Mercury rising: Greater LA to heat up an average 4 to 5 degrees by mid-century

June 21, 2012
Before and after: Current and projected temperature extremes in the L.A. area.
Source: UCLA LARC study, 2012; chart

A groundbreaking new study led by UCLA climate expert Alex Hall (department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) shows that climate change will cause temperatures in the Los Angeles region to rise by an average of 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit by the middle of this century, tripling the number of extremely hot days in the downtown area and quadrupling the number in the valleys and at high elevations.

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