In the coming decades, climate change will lead to a significant increase in the frequency and severity of dangerous extreme heat across the contiguous United States, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has warned. The organization has conducted an analysis of current heat trends to make predictions about the future climate for a new report, “Killer Heat in the United States.” By the middle of the century, the team predict that there will be an average of 36 days in the contiguous states where the heat index will exceed 100 degrees—around double historical baseline levels.
By Aristos Georgiou. Newsweek. July 16, 2019