Extreme heat USA

..hyperthermia after 10 minutes in 60ºC…not seeing quite that high — yet — it is unrelenting heat that kills. High temperatures combined with high humidity mean no relief. Even at night, temperatures do not fall sufficiently for human body to adequately cool itself…In 2010, 55,000 people in Russia died in a heat wave. In 2003, 70,000 people across Europe were killed by heat..In 2013, Columbia University scientists warned that by 2020, New York City could see a 20 percent rise in heat-related deaths. By 2050, it could see a 90 percent rise…<Obama> directed EPA to issue a host of carbon rules, including the Clean Power Plan, which would limit emissions from the electricity sector…This month, the administration is expected to finalize yet another rule, this one addressing emissions from heavy-duty trucks. Transportation recently surpassed the electricity sector as the largest contributor of emissions in the United States.
(Note: transportation tending biggest emitter in Australia, saved by coal generators so old)

> more> ThinkProgress

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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.
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