Heat; Killer Heat; Energy; COVID-19

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How to Keep US South Safe from COVID-19 and Scorching Heat, Even as Some States Ignore Pandemic Dangers

, senior climate scientist

A massive, unseasonable heatwave is forecast to hit much of the Southern United States this week. Many of the states that are forecast to be hit are also places whose economies are either already partially reopening or whose orders are set to expire on April 30. Will it be made clear to people in these states that it is still far safer to seek shelter from both COVID-19 and the heat in the air conditioning at home rather than in public places? Where in-home AC is unavailable, will options be put in place for residents to safely seek cooling? Read more >

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