‘Extraordinary is no longer extraordinary’: US scientists on a year of climate disasters

In the summer, we spoke to four experts about the record-breaking heatwave that scorched the western US and Canada. As the year ends they share their hopes and fears for the future
Monday, January 10, 2022
Maanvi Singh
The Guardian

A fire engine drives past columns of dark smoke at the Dixie fire, a wildfire near the town of Greenville, California, in August.

Picture Credit:
Fred Greaves

The American west faced an unprecedented year of climate disasters in 2021.

The Department of Earth System Science acknowledges our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, who still hold strong cultural, spiritual and physical ties to this region.