Phoenix's Summer High Temperatures Projected to Be 10 Degrees Higher by 2100

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Phoenix's average high temperature during the summer is projected to reach more than 114 degrees by the year 2100.

The current average high temperature in Phoenix is just below 104 degrees.

See also:
-Claims That Metro Phoenix Is Doomed Because of Climate Change Are Exaggerated

The group Climate Central points out that under current climate-change projections, Phoenix will have the same high temperatures in 2100 as Kuwait City -- one of the hottest cities in the world -- has right now.

The projections are based on those made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the organization that, alongside Al Gore, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

Climate Central used the IPCC predictions -- which generally estimate that summer high temperatures will be seven to 10 degrees higher by 2100 -- to make an interactive map to compare the current temperatures with cities that already experience those temperatures. For example, Sacramento will feel more like Tucson in the summer. Boston will feel like Miami (humidity levels weren't taken into account). And Austin, where the average summer high is currently about 94 degrees, is projected to be more like Gilbert, which has an average summer high of nearly 104 degrees.



Sure, it's only a projection. But we'll note that several sources claim the IPCC is conservative in making such estimates (examples: sources cited by the New York Times and Scientific American.)

The average summer high in the Phoenix is already a few degrees higher now than it was in the 1970s, and the warming in and around Maricopa County has been faster than average:

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climatecentral.org

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Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

and the Right Wingers still parrot Big Oil's Climate Change denial propaganda *smh.

Jennifer Schweizer
Jennifer Schweizer

I've lived in Phoenix since '70 the weathers always been the same. Maybe some variations over the years but pretty consistent otherwise.

Steve Kalan
Steve Kalan

Solar Arizona could power the Southwest

Deven Williams
Deven Williams

Lol this isn't really news to those who live here.

Joan Curry
Joan Curry

Hmm. The 3 summers I spent there in my memory were between 112 and 129 degrees. Crap for air conditioning on a grad student budget. Often my west facing room was 10 degrees hotter than the temp outside at night. I could have told you the hours of any public building in Tempe that had good AC and were ok with daylong occupation.

Curtis Cartier
Curtis Cartier

Nice how the most common comment here and on the article page is "I'll be dead." Zero regard for the nearly uninhabitable planet you idiots are leaving behind for future generations...

Dan Nieto
Dan Nieto

Good thing that's 86 years away!

Al Toledo
Al Toledo

Goddamn Island Effect keeps the clouds away too...

Todd Leith
Todd Leith

You are off by about 70 years.... ► 59:42► 59:42 www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y209xSRSLjE

Eric Troje
Eric Troje

And here I was, actually considering buying sun-block. Those guys!

Thomas K
Thomas K

It will be 10 degrees hotter in 2 or 3 weeks

Gabe Lopez
Gabe Lopez

So you're telling me that somehow all the extra pollution, the cutting of trees, greenhouse gases, the ozone layer damage is actually a good thing for the environment? That it actually cools the earth, and doesn't heat it up? Those melting ice caps in Antartica are melting for another reason? Well if thats the case, we should be telling the people of Arizona to drive more often, have more smokey barbeques, pollute as much as possible because it will get rid of these nasty hot summers and bring the temperature down. Hey some scientist out there on the internet said so.

Eugene Redsteer
Eugene Redsteer

Dont really matter lol...be worm food by then haha :)

Heather Peace
Heather Peace

Well, its 102 now.. so, like it was in June 1990 122 degrees. Yeah, its hot in Phx. SMH

Lou Peña
Lou Peña

Only descendents I care about is the band.

Daron Nikki Petit
Daron Nikki Petit

No, global warming happens every 100,000 years as earth's orbit elongates.

Daron Nikki Petit
Daron Nikki Petit

And our decedents shouldn't be left a life controlled by despots in the name of security.

Daron Nikki Petit
Daron Nikki Petit

Good grief will these climate cultists just DIE already! We are amid an interglacial, one that is, despite 40% higher co2, COLDER than the previous 4 interglacials spanning 500,000 years.

Gabe Lopez
Gabe Lopez

And people want to tell me that global warming is a myth.

Jona Henry
Jona Henry

I predict one day people will view all the buildings like we do the Anasazi ruins..

Lou Peña
Lou Peña

I don't have or like kids, so I'm good ;)

جورج کارامانا
جورج کارامانا

Phoenix is a lot hotter than when I was a kid... Yet all these deniers continue to just get what they want and make themselves and us even more miserable.

Kyo Ono
Kyo Ono

thx scott you provided the answers needed

Scott Colbert
Scott Colbert

I guess reading comprehension isn't your strong suit, it states very clearly in the article where they got the information.

Broxy Meyers
Broxy Meyers

Did they mean the time or the year? Because its flipping hot.

Kyo Ono
Kyo Ono

Dont believe this at all did you guys took this from a cheap magazine?

David A Cadis
David A Cadis

Meh. I can handle 10degrees. Us by then we will have ocean front property.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@fishingblues lol are you finished with your rants and anti climate change sites? lol its hilarious the best argument you have is that all 97% of scientists who agree about Global Warming are someone in cahoots in some vast conspiracy. But hey, if you can prove what you say theres a physicist who put up 30k of his own money to anyone that can! 

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@david_saint01 


... says the Al Gore toady and general stupid fuck.  


... and another mindless twit who is apparently still --- 'laughing out loud'.


Your English is pathetic.  Would you like me to point out all of the errors in your illiterate reply?  Or would you prefer to remain illiterate, ignorant and stupid?  

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