A new study out today is predicting permanent hot weather for the whole world, with Southern California feeling off-the-charts heat by mid-century.
"Our findings shed light on the urgency of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions if climates potentially harmful to biodiversity and society are to be prevented," according to the study by lead author Camilo Mora, whose findings were published in the journal Nature.
In other words, 115 degrees may seem like a cool day in Southern California by mid century.
Scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa compiled the research and found that the first U.S. cities to feel the extreme heat will be Honolulu and Phoenix, followed by San Diego and Orlando, Fla., with Los Angeles and other American cities right behind around the year 2047 or so.
The researchers warn that "unprecedented climates will occur earliest in the tropics and among low-income countries, highlighting the vulnerability of global biodiversity and the limited governmental capacity to respond to the impacts of climate change."