Heat wave intensifies in western U.S., worsening drought and wildfire threat

Heat wave intensifies in western U.S., worsening drought and wildfire threat

The western United States is experiencing an intense heat wave that is worsening historic drought conditions and wildfire threats. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN to discuss the extreme weather.

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49 Comments

  1. J Dub on June 25, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Push that climate narrative. Gotta keep this ball of lies afloat. Maybe call in man bearpig

  2. Burpee on June 25, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Enjoy it while it lasts, next year, then the next one, and so on. It’s just going to get worse.

  3. Jeff Jones on June 25, 2021 at 1:33 am

    I bet it’s Trump’s fault.

  4. Tobie Allen II on June 25, 2021 at 1:37 am

    I think the meteorologist is being too kind.

  5. Superdave OZY on June 25, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Wow, the overpopulated DESERT gets hot? Weird.

  6. Weather as a Weapon on June 25, 2021 at 1:38 am

    People need to wake up and realize that these days the only drought is one that is either created or intentionally allowed to occur.
    Drought & wildfires…. yet here’s a Bloomberg article “Making Rain is Now Big Business” https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2015-cloud-seeding-india/
    Wealthy couples can pay $100,000 to have a weather modification make the weather perfect for their wedding day… imagine what can immensely powerful & wealthy interests can do to effect the weather of entire nations & then call it climate change, so they can carbon tax & regulate the crap out of entire countries. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/11/rain-free-weddings-company.
    How about a Texas state license to modify the weather: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/weather/weathermod.htm

  7. imj tapcir on June 25, 2021 at 1:40 am

    smuggling habaneros through the southern border🤣🤣🤣

  8. Bruce on June 25, 2021 at 1:40 am

    Informative weather report from Jeff

  9. Satan Official on June 25, 2021 at 1:41 am

    But… but… but… everyone is just so *adamant* that there’s no global warming and human activities don’t really have much effect on climate and blah blah blah.

    And, of course, CO2 molecules produced by humans are just so much more wonderful, sweet and precious, and can do no harm, than CO2 molecules produced in nature. And besides, plants *NEED* CO2.

  10. JeepDan777 on June 25, 2021 at 1:42 am

    It’s obviously that global warming thing.

  11. Andres Albarran on June 25, 2021 at 1:43 am

    well maybe blame the 15 million degrees Celsius artificial sun the Chinese created where would the heat go obviously it’s being released into the atmosphere.

  12. Cory Peters on June 25, 2021 at 1:44 am

    I wish the best for these people who have to deal with temperatures that may reach 130°F+.

  13. Eric Ellingwood on June 25, 2021 at 1:47 am

    For those who are personally affected two ways and I would do this if I lived in the southwestTo reduce your water or a retrofit your plumbing to flush your toilet with your house is waste water rather than drinking water and then replace Lanz and pools with rain gardens as well as rain barrels. That may seem counterintuitive but if anyone’s familiar with the Jeff Lawton greening the desert program or the YouTube series India’s water revolution it will make sense

  14. Beth bloomer on June 25, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Lol

  15. John Toland on June 25, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Hurricane Hunter???

  16. Dave Mayton on June 25, 2021 at 1:48 am

    By far, the most water intensive food is animal flesh. The exception being almonds, where they just wastefully flood the fields.

  17. Ben Cris on June 25, 2021 at 1:49 am

    Heat dome? How about the "cold dome" in Central and Eastern US?

  18. rthelionheart on June 25, 2021 at 1:49 am

    Alrighty, time to stock up the 24-pack of beer so there’s plenty to stay hydrated😂

  19. M. SS on June 25, 2021 at 1:51 am

    This is the signs of the time. God is speaking to His people. Will you hear Him? Will you unharden your heart? Will your turn from your sin & repent? Time is running out. Jesus is coming soon! And He wants YOU to be with Him. I pray that you find Him today. In Jesus name, Amen.

  20. TheZarric on June 25, 2021 at 1:51 am

    It’s time that the government save some cash and strip any use of ‘farmer’ from California. There is no purpose in financing hydrocrops that arent suitable for human consumption, much less animal, and that the water is better used putting out their fires.

  21. MrTommyboy68 on June 25, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Yep. Move all your energy intensive computer centers to Texass. Their grid is SO AT RISK and this summer they are predicting power outages. So, yep, bring your business here.

  22. Jeb Broham on June 25, 2021 at 1:53 am

    It looks like my decision to stay in the Wichita mountains was a brilliant idea.

  23. bottel esto on June 25, 2021 at 1:54 am

    What do You think what Brian is Doing?

  24. Urwomansfantasy on June 25, 2021 at 1:54 am

    Climate change……couldn’t possibly be from the fact that we are one whole constellation from where we should be, but hey few people understand sideral and tropic and vedic and western astronomy/astrology.
    It’s why they say your sign is off, if you was born here it means your actually this or that because they know what’s going on, they just don’t want you to know. Example one day Summer will happen when the sun is in capricorn or libra, ……. probably be saying climate change then too. Eventually summer constellations will become fall and fall constellations will become winter and winter constellations will become spring. So inbetween naturally there will be confusion about what time it really is.

  25. Tom Smith on June 25, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Isaiah 24: 1-9
    Look! The Lord is about to destroy the earth

    and make it a vast wasteland.

    He devastates the surface of the earth

    and scatters the people.

    2 Priests and laypeople,

    servants and masters,

    maids and mistresses,

    buyers and sellers,

    lenders and borrowers,

    bankers and debtors—none will be spared.

    3 The earth will be completely emptied and looted.

    The Lord has spoken!

    4 The earth mourns and dries up,

    and the land wastes away and withers.

    Even the greatest people on earth waste away.

    5 The earth suffers for the sins of its people,

    for they have twisted God’s instructions,

    violated his laws,

    and broken his everlasting covenant.

    6 Therefore, a curse consumes the earth.

    Its people must pay the price for their sin.

    They are destroyed by fire,

    and only a few are left alive.

    7 The grapevines waste away,

    and there is no new wine.

    All the merrymakers sigh and mourn.

    8 The cheerful sound of tambourines is stilled;

    the happy cries of celebration are heard no more.

    The melodious chords of the harp are silent.

    9 Gone are the joys of wine and song;

    alcoholic drink turns bitter in the mouth.

  26. John Eynon on June 25, 2021 at 2:03 am

    Its not man made. Just turn off the sun and its natural cycles.

  27. THE SKY AT NIGHT RAW! #UNDERTHEDOME on June 25, 2021 at 2:05 am

    IT’S CORPORATION CAUSED CLIMATE CHANGE YOU POSERS! corps are not Human…Stop blaming Humans~

  28. Samson Breed on June 25, 2021 at 2:06 am

    When science and people are at a loss for answers… Only GOD Himself can fix this. Not sure if he’s gonna want to though??? Think he’s had enough of peoples wretchedness already.

  29. Samson wilkinson on June 25, 2021 at 2:06 am

    Why are you still stuck in farenheit?

  30. joe biden is marxist slavery on June 25, 2021 at 2:07 am

    STATES IN TROUBLE: BLUE WITH DEMOCRAT LEADERSHIP. THERE YA GO. ENJOY .

  31. Josie on June 25, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Too many people on the planet

  32. Keep Faith on June 25, 2021 at 2:10 am

    So, the people that scream about the dangers of socialism have instead sold their water to nestle, and drained their aquifers to grow tomatoes instead of grass lands. Now they’re crying and complaining over the results of their actions. You deserve this. Keep voting like idiots, climate change is real and corporations aren’t your ethical protectors.

  33. erik je on June 25, 2021 at 2:10 am

    THANK GOD YOU GUY,S HAVE MORE THAN HUNDERDS OF TRILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER TO PUMP IN THE GROUND TO KEEP THE FRACKERS GOING
    MUST KEEP THOSE SUV,S AND PICKUP TRUCKS WITH V8 ENGINES RUNNING AFTER ALL
    AND THOSE BOMBERS NEED TO KEEP ON BOMBING POOR PEOPLE WITH OIL

  34. Heil Estate Service, Junk Removal & Hauling on June 25, 2021 at 2:10 am

    Check out my back yard lake 🏞️🎣

  35. Wilfred Gonzalez on June 25, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Joe Biden’s climate czar hypocrite John Kerry is to blame the heatwave, the idiot owns three mansions, the one in Tennessee has the carbon footprint of a small town, two yachts, a fleet of SUVs, and a private jet.

  36. BlackGT1999 on June 25, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Is that AirPod even in her ear? Gross

  37. Solyndra Solyndra on June 25, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Biden’s immigrants will be dying from heat now.

  38. Tegridy Farms on June 25, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Fear mongering. Its no hotter here in Texas than any other year. In fact, we’ve had much hotter years than this.

  39. joshy the hand on June 25, 2021 at 2:15 am

    The tipping point is here. In 30 years , northern California will most likely become a desert region like socal

  40. Martin Troy on June 25, 2021 at 2:15 am

    The abrupt pharmacist rarely tour because hexagon clinically cheat a a open floor. tasteless, adamant shelf

  41. Blackly on June 25, 2021 at 2:17 am

    GOD is angry

  42. K King on June 25, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Not climate change, It’s Grand Solar Minimum….. It’s the SUN~!

  43. MURPHY421 on June 25, 2021 at 2:20 am

    Hope Calli fuggin melts.

  44. Costa Azul on June 25, 2021 at 2:21 am

    I grew up in California and guess what? It’s always been hot in summer. I recall 115 degree days in the Bay Area in fact. So this idea that it is unprecedented and only bc of global warming is ridiculous. Also watched Oakland hills burn to the ground in the 90’s as well. So fires are nothing new, none of it is. There has always been droughts, fires, mudslides, earthquakes, hot weather in California

  45. Madalaine on June 25, 2021 at 2:21 am

    You’re right about human caused..Keep spraying..Chemtrails and bunker fuel…You guys never talk about the real cause.

  46. imCHILL ✓ on June 25, 2021 at 2:22 am

    Parents refuse to turn on AC despite the house being 89 degrees and can’t go any place with AC cause of the lockdown. This is the worst summer ever

  47. PCM Denault on June 25, 2021 at 2:24 am

    2nd time in 5years west is roasted and dry, the east inundated with horrendous high humidity and lots of rain flooding…

    Time for Aqueducts across USA to redirect water to areas in need and remove water from areas flooding. Many jobs are gone after cv19 lockdown is over, WPA-type jobs building Aqueducts and underground reservoirs would produce civil engineering training and jobs. WIN-WIN-WIN all around. Let’s push hard to get this done now…had we started it in 2016, we wouldn’t be in such dire crisis with Agriculture now. A little cost building Aqueducts& underground reservoirs network now, save $hundreds-Billions in future. JFK would have done this already.

  48. Jules Gifford on June 25, 2021 at 2:26 am

    These states need to invest in desalination.

  49. Big Thunder on June 25, 2021 at 2:26 am

    We are heading for another dust bowl, and people belive its climate change its water diverging for rich people

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