Killer Heat Report


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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As temperatures soar above the 100ºF mark, hitting a high of 106ºF by mid-day, children play in open fire hydrants during a heat wave in New York, NY.

African Americans Are Disproportionately Exposed to Extreme Heat

, Lead Climate Justice Analyst

Climate change is a threat multiplier. This is a fact I know to be true. I also know that our most vulnerable populations, particularly environmental justice communities—people of color and/or low socioeconomic status—are suffering and will continue to suffer first and worst from the adverse effects of climate change. Case in point? Extreme heat. 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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Will the US Be a Dystopian Hellscape in 2100 if Emissions Keep Rising?

, senior climate scientist

The US is on a path to an unrecognizably hot future. Here’s what that looks like and how to change course. Read more >

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Six-year-olds Justin Mosquera, left, and Luke Taylor, relaxing in a stream of water from a fire hydrant near the Boys and Girls Club in Bowling Green, Ky. July 21, 2011 AP Photo/Daily News, Miranda Pederson

Top Ten Heat-Related Terms You Need to Pay Attention to While Reading UCS’s Killer Heat Report

, Lead Climate Justice Analyst

Because extreme heat is one of the deadliest weather hazards we currently face, Union of Concerned Scientist’s Killer Heat Report for the United States is the most important document I have read. It is a veritable wake up call for all of us. It is timely, eye-opening, transparent and factual and it deals with the stark reality of our future if we do not make changes quickly (think yesterday). It is important to ensure that we all understand it. Here are 10 terms that really help drive home the messages in the heat report and help us understand the ramifications of inaction. Read more >

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