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Climate change is making heat waves more extreme, more frequent, and longer lasting, resulting in record breaking extremes: June 2019 was the hottest June on record, July 2019 the world’s hottest month ever recorded, August the second-hottest August and September 2019 the earth’s hottest September on record. Four straight months of near-record and record global heat. The Trump administration forecasts a disastrous 7-degree rise in temperatures by 2100  and, rather than announcing steps to combat this eventuality, has instead vowed to exit the Paris accord and called climate change a hoax, dismantling dozens of regulations previously enacted to slow climate change.

Extreme heat contributes to wildfire conditions, exacerbates drought, and endangers health

NRDC has a heat map that is searchable by address. C2ES’ Resilience Strategies for Extreme Heat provide solutions for adaptation that be implemented on both an individual and community level. 

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Intense Heat Wave Bakes Much of the U.S.

By Jordan Davidson   Photo: Gary Hershorn / Getty Images  7/13/20   
A heat wave that set in over the South and Southwest left much of the U.S. blanketed in record-breaking triple digit temperatures over the weekend. The widespread and intense heat wave will last for weeks,…