Op-EdsJuly 28, 2016

Every U.S. State Could Be Hotter Than Mexico By 2100, With Deadly Consequences

Looking at the scenario where we fail to invest in mitigation and stick to our old business-as-usual ways, we see that by mid-century the average American will likely experience two to three times more hot days. And, by late-century, Americans could experience as much as three months over 95°F each year. The 1-in-20-year extreme heat events—like the one that happened in Chicago way back in 1995—will happen about every other year.