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Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days
September 9 @ 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
The United States is facing a potentially staggering expansion of dangerous heat over the coming decades. This July 2019 Union of Concerned Scientist report, Killer Heat in the United States: The Future of Dangerously Hot Days, shows the rapid, widespread increases in extreme heat that are projected to occur across the country due to climate change, including conditions so extreme that a heat index cannot be measured. The analysis also finds that the intensity of the coming heat depends heavily on how quickly we act now to reduce heat-trapping emissions.
The webinar is co-hosted by Antioch University New England. Join SSF, Dr. Abigail Abrash Walton from Antioch University New England’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience, and UCS scientists and report authors Dr. Rachel Licker, Senior Climate Scientist and Dr. Rachel Cleetus, UCS Policy Director in a review of the Killer Heat report methodology, projections and concepts for adaptation.