Heat itself is one of the leading weather-related killers, and it’s also a significant contributing factor in creating ground-level ozone, which is a serious health hazard.
An increase in stagnant summer air is expected to continue across the U.S.
Kansas currently averages about 35 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, the state is projected to see this double to 70 such days a year.
More than 70,000 people living in Kansas are especially vulnerbale to extreme heat.
Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains... More
Tinder-dry conditions that have resulted from months with little to no rain and toasty fall temperatures have allowed the fires to reach unusual heights. More
The risk posed by future storms like Sandy is only going to increase due to climate change. The potential for stronger storms and rising seas mean Sandy-level flooding could could occur once every 23 years as opposed to once every 400... More