Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days

Jul 18, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

The United States is facing a potentially staggering expansion of dangerous heat over the coming decades.

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists shows the rapid, widespread increases in extreme heat that are projected to occur across the country due to climate change, including conditions so extreme that a heat index cannot be measured. The analysis also finds that the intensity of the coming heat depends heavily on how quickly we act now to reduce heat-trapping emissions.

Read the report.

Read a related blog post.


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About Michelle Shapiro

Michelle Shapiro was formerly a communication specialist for the Environmental Health & Disability team at NACCHO.

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