Summers in Northern Hemisphere may last half the year by 2100: study

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A new study has found that summers in the Northern Hemisphere may last nearly six months by 2100, if efforts to combat climate change are not taken. Researchers behind the study out of China warn that a longer summer season will likely have “far-reaching impacts” on agriculture, human health, and the environment. The study, published Monday in peer-reviewed scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters, reports that global warming is driving “dramatic and irregular” changes to the length and start dates of seasons, which may become more extreme in the future without efforts to mitigate climate change. “Summers are getting longer and hotter while winters shorter and warmer due to global warming,” Yuping Guan, lead author and physical oceanographer at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said in a press release.

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