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AOES postdoctoral student weighs in on the places that could become too hot to live

Heat waves have always been part of summer, but the familiar short periods of oppressive conditions have grown into weeks to months of sweltering heat. Research has shown that heat waves have become longer, hotter and more frequent over the last half a century because of human-induced climate change.

Read the full opinion piece in LA Times,, and WDC News 6 by Daniel Vecellio, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences, and the Virginia Climate Center