what a year: extreme heat, rain, record number of 100-degree days

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Daniel Swain quoted in Axios — Study: Get ready for many more record-shattering heatwaves

All I can say is, wow, what a remarkably prescient paper,” said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA, noting that it was completed and submitted for publication prior to the heat waves this summer.

“The notion that events we assumed were vanishingly rare or impossible, due to our relatively limited historical record, are probably not nearly so rare in the real world,” Swain added, noting that in the case of the Pacific Northwest heat event, unusual but not unheard of weather patterns were able to produce astonishing temperature records.