Killer Heat

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 >

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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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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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As Heatwave Blankets Nation, Utility Disconnect Policies Can Kill

, Senior Energy Analyst

As temperatures increase, so does our reliance on things like air conditioning. That increased electric load can stress the grid, but it can also stress our pocketbooks with the increased use of A/C translating into increased electric bills. Read more >

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This Weekend’s Heatwave Is the Future of Extreme Heat: 3 Things You Should Know and Do

, Senior analyst, Climate & Energy

It’s the heart of summer and we expect it to be hot. But not like this.

Kristy Dahl

Kristina Dahl co-authored this report. She is a senior climate scientist for the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Extreme heat and humidity are forecast to smother much of the lower 48 states this weekend, Friday through Sunday. Depending on where you are in the US, it may have already arrived. Read more >

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