HEAT

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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Climate Impact Map

The Climate Impact Lab is a unique collaboration of 30 climate scientists, economists, computational experts, researchers, analysts, and students from some of the nation’s leading research institutions.

Heat Safety Tips and Resources

This website is designed to inform you about the health dangers of heat, prepare you for excessive heat events, and tell you what to do during an excessive heat wave.

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Earth warming more quickly than thought, new climate models show

By Marlowe HOOD, AFP   Photo by AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm  9/17/19   
Greenhouse gases thrust into the atmosphere mainly by burning fossil fuels are warming Earth’s surface more quickly than previously understood, according to new climate models set to replace those used in current UN projections, scientists…