Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days

Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days

Grab your lunch and join us on Wednesday, September 25 at 1 PM ET for an hour of learning with The Union of Concerned Scientists featuring: 

 

The Union of Concerned Scientists recently released a new report Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days. This analysis shows the rapid, widespread increases in extreme heat that are projected to occur across the country due to climate change, including conditions so extreme that a heat index cannot be measured. The analysis also finds that the intensity of the coming heat depends heavily on how quickly we act now to reduce heat-trapping emissions.

The implications of this analysis are profound: in many places, extreme heat will lead to an increase in deaths or illnesses, disrupt long-standing ways of life, force people to stay indoors to keep cool, and perhaps even drive large numbers of people away from areas that become too unpleasant or impractical to live.

The results highlight a stark choice: We can continue on our current path, where we fail to reduce emissions and extreme heat soars. Or we can take bold action now to dramatically reduce emissions and prevent the worst from becoming reality. Join Astrid Caldas and Shana Udvardy to discuss the analysis, findings, solutions, and interactive maps.

 The event will be held both virtually and in-person at 1111 19th Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC.  

In-person seating is limited. To reserve your spot or receive more information, please contact FEMA-ResilientNation@fema.dhs.gov.

Webinar Link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/rnpn-ll/
Conference Line: 1-800-320-4330
Participant Code: 520341

We hope you can join us!

The Resilient Nation Partnership Network Team

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