US Climate and Health Alliance

America is too damn hot: U.S. faces dramatic rise in extreme heat and humidity


Across the United States, we’ve hit the dog days of summer. Most regions are now seeing their hottest temperatures of the year, and the combination of heat and high humidity sends most people running for a cold drink, some shade or an air conditioner. Heat is the No.1 weather-related killer, and as carbon pollution continues, global temperatures will keep climbing, bringing hotter summers and more dangerous heat.

Resource Type
Blog Post
A Kenward J Brady J Bronzan T Sanford
Resource URL
July 17, 2016
Organization Type
Health and Human Impact
Heat illness/extreme temperature
Climate and Environmental Impact
Climate science

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