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Climate Change

Feeling the Heat: Climate Change, Extreme Heat Events, and Communities at Risk

Extreme heat, or temperatures higher than 90 degrees Fahrenheit or 32 degrees Celsius for at least two days, accounts for the highest number of weather-related deaths annually in the U.S. Climate change is causing these heat events to be more frequent, longer lasting, and severe. In 2021, people experienced 3.7 billion more heatwave days globally than the annual average from […]

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