A heat wave that has claimed at least two lives triggered extreme heat warnings across southern and central Europe on Friday, as temperatures soared above 104°F (40°C). The temperature was so extreme in parts of Italy on Friday that even as the sun began to set on the region, heat remained above 100°F, AccuWeather European forecaster Tyler RoysMore
Bobby Magill is a Senior Science Writer for Climate Central, focusing on energy and climate change. Prior to joining Climate Central, Magill covered Western energy and environmental issues as a freelance writer for Popular Mechanics and as an award-winning reporter for the Fort Collins Coloradoan newspaper in Fort Collins, Colorado, and the Daily Sentinel newspaper in Grand Junction, Colorado. His work has appeared in USA Today, High Country News, NewWest.net and other publications. His coverage of oil and gas drilling and fracking at the Coloradoan earned a commendation from the Columbia Journalism Review as a "model for other reporters on this beat in the West and beyond." A former Colorado and New Mexico wilderness guide and a South Carolina native, Magill holds a B.A. in Communications with a specialization in Mass Media from the College of Charleston.