The 'Heat Dome': What It Is and What Could Happen If We Continue to See More
July 13, 2021
This story written by Scott Jackson was published in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on June 30.
With the Northwest gripped in an unprecedented “heat dome,” University of Idaho scientists say it is too early to tie the phenomenon to climate change, but summers with several days of temperatures above 100 degrees could be a sampling of what’s to come if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated. Read more.
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The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 11,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Learn more at uidaho.edu