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How Hot Will Summer Be In Your City In 2100? (INTERACTIVE)

Climate Central | Nick Visser | July 9, 2014 | Green
To embed this interactive, click the preferred size for the code: 720 x 700 | 600 x 583 | 550 x 535 Research Report by Climate Central If it feels hot to you now in the dog days of this summer, imagine a time when summertime Boston starts feeling like Miami and even Montana sizzles.  Thanks to climate change, that day is coming by the end of the century, making it harder to avoid simmering temperatures. Summers in most of the U.S. are already warmer than they were in the 1970s. And climate models tell us that summers are going to keep getting hotter as greenhouse gas emissions continue. What will this warming feel like? Our new analysis of future summers illustrates just how dramatic warming is going to be by the end of this century if current emissions trends continue unabated. RELATED CONTENT Full Analysis & Methodology PDF Press Release PDF   For our Blistering Future Summers interactive we have projected summer high temperatures for the end of this century for 1,001 cities, and then showed which city in the U.S. — or elsewhere in the world, if we couldn’t find one here — is experiencing those temperatures today. We’ve highlighted several striking examples on the interactive, but make sure to explore and find how much hotter summers will likely be in your city. By the end of the century, assuming the current emissions trends, Boston’s average summer high temperatures will be more than 10°F hotter than they are now, making it feel as balmy as North Miami Beach is today. Summers in Helena, Mont., will warm by nearly 12°F, making it feel like Riverside, Calif. In fact, by the end of this century, summers in most of the 1,001 cities we analyzed will feel like summers now in Texas and Florida (in temperatures only, not humidity). And in Texas, most cities are going to feel like the hottest cities now in the Lone Star State, or will feel more like Phoenix and Gilbert in Arizona, among the hottest summer cities in the U.S. today. In some cases, summers will warm so dramatically that their best comparison is to cities in the Middle East. Take Las Vegas, for example. Summer highs there are projected to average a scorching 111°F, which is what summer temperatures are like today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. And at 114°F°, living in Phoenix will feel like summering in sweltering Kuwait City.  On average, summer heat is projected to warm 7-10°F, though some cities will have summers 12°F warmer than they are now. As you explore the interactive, you’ll find that for cities in the Northwest, the Great Plains, the Midwest, and the Northeast, warming is best illustrated by a southward shift. In some cases, however, the shift is slightly northward and inland — for example, warming in coastal San Diego will make it feel like Lexington, Ky., — and represents more than a 6°F temperature increase.   This analysis only accounts for daytime summer heat — the hottest temperatures of the day, on average between June-August — and doesn’t incorporate humidity or dewpoint, both of which contribute to how uncomfortable summer heat can feel. This projected warming also assumes greenhouse gas emissions keep increasing through 2080, just as they have been for the past several...

How Much Do You REALLY Know About The World Cup? (QUIZ)

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | July 9, 2014 | Sports
The World Cup has captivated the hearts of fans and patriots all around the world, whether or not they are truly devoted to soccer. But how knowledgeable are all those viewers (and you) about the tournament that has had everyone obsessed for the last few weeks? While the United States...

Frontier Airlines Pilot Buys 30 Pizzas On Own Dime For Stranded Passengers

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | July 9, 2014 | Good News
Passengers aboard a stranded Frontier Airlines flight were treated to an impromptu pizza party Monday night, after the pilot bought more than 30 pizzas, on his own dime, for the flight's passengers. That's just plane nice. The flight, originally scheduled from Washington, D.C., to Denver, was diverted to...

Colorado's Gay Marriage Fight Echoes 1975 Drama Over Licenses

AP | Sara Bondioli | July 9, 2014 | Politics
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Nearly 40 years ago, a newly elected, miniskirt-wearing feminist in Colorado stumbled into history when a gay couple denied a marriage license sought her help instead. While the college town of Boulder has a liberal reputation now, it was deeply divided over gay rights in 1975,...

President Obama Asked If He Wants A Hit, Laughs It Off

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | July 9, 2014 | Politics
President Barack Obama had an up-close encounter with Denver's marijuana subculture during a stop in the city on Tuesday night. In a video posted on Instagram, a man in the crowd can be heard asking the president, "Do you want a hit of this?" Obama doesn't reply, but...

Frontier Airlines Pilot Buys Pizzas For Passengers Grounded By Storm

AP | Jade Walker | July 9, 2014 | Travel
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Faced with potentially hungry — and grumpy — passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours. Cheyenne Domino's Pizza manager Andrew Ritchie told The Associated Press that...

Terminal Cancer Patient Can't Use Illness As A Defense In Iowa Marijuana Trial

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | July 8, 2014 | Politics
An Iowa terminal cancer patient showed up to court Tuesday wrapped in a blanket, still wearing hospital identification wristbands, to testify at his trial on felony marijuana charges. He's been barred from a defense that explains the marijuana was to relieve his aggressive and rare cancer of the blood vessels....

23 Signs You're The Permanent Third Wheel Of Your Household

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | July 9, 2014 | Comedy
Living with a couple is the worst.

The 10 Weirdest Places That Are Totally Haunted By Ghosts And Stuff

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | July 8, 2014 | Comedy
This is the real American horror story. Apparently.

2 States Now Allow Recreational Marijuana Sales To Adults -- And Our Minds Are Blown

Matt Ferner | July 8, 2014 | Politics
Washington state joins Colorado Tuesday in allowing the sale of recreational marijuana to adults, delivering another sharp blow to the federal government's long war on drugs. Washington's Liquor Control Board issued 24 retail marijuana business licenses on Monday, and some retailers said they would open on Tuesday....

Chronic Dryness Hinders Fight Against West's Fires

AP | James Gerken | July 9, 2014 | Green
WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — A day of diminishing temperatures brought big gains toward containment of a wildfire in rugged and steep terrain in Northern California. The 10-square-mile Monticello Fire near Lake Berryessa in Yolo County was 71 percent contained Tuesday night — up 16 percent from the beginning of the...

Obama To Dine With Woman Helped By Pay Raise

AP | Ethan Klapper | July 8, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling attention to a Colorado woman who got a raise after Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage. Obama will have dinner in Denver on Tuesday with a woman the White House is identifying only as Alex. White House senior adviser...

Terminal Cancer Patient Rushed To Hospital During Felony Trial For Medical Pot (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | July 7, 2014 | Politics
A 48-year-old terminal cancer patient was rushed to the hospital from an Iowa courthouse Monday during his trial over felony charges for growing marijuana he uses as a treatment for his rare condition. Brian Wellner of Iowa's Quad-City Times' first reported that paramedics took Benton Mackenzie, who was...

BREAKING NEWS: Block Of Ice Melts In Denver

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | July 7, 2014 | Weird News
In the most important piece of journalism since the publication of the Pentagon Papers, a block of ice is melting in Denver. KUSA graced us with this tweet at 3:07 p.m. ET, pointing us to its BREAKING NEWS LIVE FEED for a special report on an...

5 Things About Marc Emery's Release From U.S. Prison

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | July 8, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Marc Emery, the so-called Prince of Pot, is due to be released from a U.S. prison this week. Many of his supporters criticized the American prosecution of the high-profile, Vancouver-based activist that began in 2005. In the years since, marijuana has been legalized in several U.S. states,...

These Amazing Before-And-After Drawings Show The Real Value Of Practice

Sara Boboltz | July 9, 2014 | Arts
"For the first couple years you make stuff," public radio host Ira Glass stated once, "it's just not that good. It's trying to be, but it's not." Glass' pep talk, directed at creatives but applicable to pretty much everyone, may sound familiar. "There is this gap" between...

Washington State Takes Final Step In Legalizing Recreational Pot

Reuters | July 7, 2014 | Politics
By Jimmy Lovaas SEATTLE, July 7 (Reuters) - Washington state takes the final step in legalizing recreational marijuana use on Monday when officials begin to issue retail licenses to stores that could begin selling cannabis 24 hours later. State regulators have accepted 334 marijuana retail applications. Only about 20 stores...

Tom Tancredo Catches 'Contact Buzz' As Filmmaker Smokes Legal Weed

Matt Ferner | July 3, 2014 | Politics
Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) may have lost the GOP gubernatorial primary in Colorado this year, but he did get a major role in a new documentary about the Centennial State's historic legalization of recreational marijuana. The conservative firebrand watches as the documentary's maker lights up some of the first...

Jesus Will 'Overrule' SCOTUS And Throw Gays Into Hell, Gordon Klingenschmitt Claims

Curtis M. Wong | July 3, 2014 | Gay Voices
Former Navy chaplain Gordon "Chaps" Klingenschmitt slammed the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Prop 8 in a broadcast of his "Pray In Jesus Name" program. No stranger to anti-gay proclamations, Klingenschmitt was reacting specifically...

12 Free Fourth Of July Printables That'll Come In Handy For The Holiday (PHOTOS)

Rain Embuscado | July 4, 2014 | HuffPost Home
There's no reason you should pay for party decorations.
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