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(September 9) Webinar: Killer Heat in the United States

July 2019 was the hottest month on record. A recent report entitled Killer Heat in the United States: The Future of Dangerously Hot Days  shows the rapid, widespread increases in heat expected to spread across the country. The analysis in the report finds that the intensity of the coming heat depends heavily on how quickly we act now to reduce heat-trapping emissions. 

The report includes a tool to compare the temperature impacts of climate changing in your community in the US under a number of different scenarios. If we do not change the current GHG emissions trajectory, Washington DC, the residence of the host will see 100-degree (37°C) days jump from 5 to 37 by midcentury, including 20 days over 105 (41°C) degrees.

Panelists include: 

Rachel Licker, a senior climate scientist at the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists is also the coauthor of “Killer Heat”.

Rachel Cleetus is the policy director at the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists is also the coauthor of “Killer Heat”.

Michael Simpson is Co-Director for the Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience and Chair of the Environmental Studies Department at Antioch University, New England.

Moderator: Abigail Abrash Walton, PhD, co-director of Antioch’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience.

Register for the event here.

Hosted by the Security and Sustainability Forum.
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