Saturday, February 28, 2015
Risky Business report on climate change
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.