Union of Concerned Scientists Release “Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days”

The Union of Concerned Scientists has released a report detailing the effects of climate change titled “Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days.”  The report is a national analysis that digs into the rapid, widespread increases in extreme heat that are projected to occur, as well as the effects they will have on the population, including increased asthma. “As temperatures rise, ozone concentrations are projected to rise as well, and the health consequences of ozone exposure— including the exacerbation of asthma and other respiratory diseases—are expected to worsen.”

In addition to the report itself, there is also an interactive tool that allows people to see how extreme heat will affect where they live.

For more information, click here.

To view the full report, click here.

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