Killer Heat


Mounting Impacts on Florida Will Make It Hard for Trump to Avoid Climate Change Talk at G7

, senior climate scientist

The White House announced yesterday that “climate change will not be on the agenda” for the G7  summit. The president also announced the June 2020 event would be held at Trump National Doral Miami, the luxury hotel and golf resort he owns about 15 miles northwest of the city. Trump may want to avoid discussing climate change at next year’s G7 summit, but mounting impacts on Florida will make that difficult.

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Andreas Sandberg
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Extreme heat is expected this week across the Southeast; forecast temperatures for Thursday afternoon, October 3. Source: ClimateReanalyzer.org

An October Heat Wave Bakes the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Is This Our Future?

, senior climate scientist

A vital takeaway from this autumn heat wave is that, for hundreds of cities and towns, this kind of heat is projected to become standard throughout the warm season and into the fall as a result of climate change, assuming we remain on our current path. Read more >

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Calor fatal en cada distrito de congreso: Nuevo mapa y 433 fichas informativas que muestran lo que está en juego

, senior climate scientist

Un nuevo mapa interactivo de Union of Concerned Scientists le deja explorar cómo se pronostica que el calentamiento global va a aumentar la frecuencia y la severidad del calor extremo en su distrito de congreso. Con esta herramienta, podrá descargar fichas informativas en español o inglés que muestran los riesgos que enfrenta su distrito. Read more >

AP Photo/John Locher
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Killer Heat by Congressional District: New Map and 433 Fact Sheets Show What’s at Stake

, senior climate scientist

A new map tool from the Union of Concerned Scientists lets you explore how the frequency and severity of extreme heat are projected to change in your congressional district in response to global warming. Through the tool, you can download district-specific fact sheets in English or Spanish that show the risks your district faces. Read more >

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Photo: AP/Bebeto Matthews

Vulnerable Populations Across US Metro Areas at Risk of Fatal Heat by Mid-Century

, Climate Scientist

If we don’t take action now to reduce heat-trapping carbon emissions, we will experience many more days of killer heat in many parts of the country, putting millions of people at risk of heat-related illness or death. We estimate that without action, by midcentury there could be more than four times the amount of days with a heat index over 105°F across the country. Read more >

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