“The world is hotter than it’s been in thousands of years, and it’s as if every alarm bell on Earth were ringing. The warnings are echoing through the drenched mountains of Vermont, where two months of rain just fell in only two days. India and Japan were deluged by extreme flooding. They’re shrilling from the scorching streets of Texas, Florida, Spain and China, with a severe heat wave also building in Phoenix and the Southwest in coming days. They’re burbling up from the oceans, where temperatures have surged to levels considered “beyond extreme.” And they’re showing up in unprecedented, still-burning wildfires in Canada that have sent plumes of dangerous smoke into the United States” (Washington Post, July 12).
Dr. Colin Evans received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University in 2022. Dr. Evans’ primary research was focused on drought; both in the Southwest and Northeast US. He now is a postdoctoral researcher at the Northeast Regional Climate Center located at Cornell University. His interests are in climate change science, education, and policy, and data visualization. Learn more about his research on his climate website HERE.