[GWSG] Heat report; current US heat wave; FL leads; lows the worst; community actions

Tilley, Al atilley at unf.edu
Sat Jul 20 08:42:53 EDT 2019

1. If you are a little shocked at how hot it has been, you are not alone. “”We were very surprised at how steeply and quickly the number of days of dangerous heat increased in such a short time,’ says Kristina Dahl, senior climate scientist at Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and co-author of the report ‘Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days.’” The danger lines will probably be crossed more frequently in coming years.  https://climatecrocks.com/2019/07/19/heat-wave-a-sample-of-things-to-come/
Heat Wave a Sample of Things to Come<https://climatecrocks.com/2019/07/19/heat-wave-a-sample-of-things-to-come/>
Stepped outside yet today? Today in the midwest is what a normal summer day will be like in a few decades. National Geographic: In less than 20 years, millions of people in the United States could …

2. In the current US heat wave 167 million people are under a heat advisory or warning. The danger is greatest in urban areas. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/19/heat-warnings-us-temperatures-climate-crisis

3. The Southeast leads the US in projected growth in dangerous heat, and Florida leads the Southeast. https://phys.org/news/2019-07-florida-tops-states-climate.html

4. The low temperatures at night are increasing faster than the high temperatures in the daytime. The health consequences are severe because people have less chance to recover from daytime heat. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/07/19/ongoing-heat-wave-illustrates-hallmark-our-changing-climate-warmer-nights/?utm_term=.c2e35b8ec86d
Ongoing heat wave illustrates a hallmark of our changing climate: Warmer nights - The Washington Post<https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/07/19/ongoing-heat-wave-illustrates-hallmark-our-changing-climate-warmer-nights/?utm_term=.c2e35b8ec86d>
The heat wave currently affecting much of the United States isn’t going to set many daytime high-temperature records. Instead, the most notable aspect will be the oppressive humidity levels that ...

5. Three articles from The Conversation concern actions communities can take to avoid some of the suffering caused by heat waves. Janet Stanko suggested the topic. https://theconversation.com/adapting-cities-to-a-hotter-world-3-essential-reads-120634
Adapting cities to a hotter world: 3 essential reads<https://theconversation.com/adapting-cities-to-a-hotter-world-3-essential-reads-120634>
Heat waves can be deadly, especially when they combine high temperatures with elevated humidity levels that make the air feel even hotter. The impacts can be especially strong in cities, which ...

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