Saturday, February 28, 2015
The Southeast will likely be hit hardest by heat impacts. Over the past 30 years, the average resident of this region has experienced about 9 days per year at 95°F or above. Looking forward, if we continue on our current emissions path, the average Southeast resident will likely experience an additional 17 to 53 extremely hot days per year by mid-century and an additional 47 to 115 days per year by the end of the century. That's one and a half to four additional months of extreme heat each year.