Parts of the U.S. are bracing for a major heatwave this week, and climate researchers say it’s only going to get worse. According to climate scientist Kristina Dahl, we can expect more and more days of “dangerous heat” in the coming decades if more efforts are not taken to combat climate change. In fact, Dahl says by the year 2050 we could see the heat index over 100 degrees for an entire month at a time.
The heat is on! Millions will endure a heat wave later this week. Warm overnight lows will provide no relief.
Extreme heat is dangerous. Please visit https://t.co/L4FyvSS6lj for information on how to protect yourself and others.
— NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) July 16, 2019
Widespread, dangerous heat wave to expand across much of the U.S.: https://t.co/s9ZCgc4tfr
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) July 16, 2019
As the summer weather continues, rough sleepers are particularly vulnerable in the heat.
— The Salvation Army (@salvationarmyuk) July 16, 2019