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. 




The Planet Has a Fever

By Marco Tedesco Photo by Nature Communications 7/31/20
A recent study shows heat waves are growing longer and more frequent in almost every part of the world. The findings emphasize the need to take action against climate change.

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,…