24 May '12, 9pm

Climate Change is Frying Our Cities

Climate Change is Frying Our Cities

Mat recently took a look at a new report from NRDC that found that thanks to climate change, most American cities will be seeing an exponential uptick in heat-related deaths. This one shouldn't come as much of a shocker—as the world heats up, more people will perish from heat-related deaths. The report, Killer Heat , finds that "more than 150,000 Americans could die by the end of this century due to the excessive heat caused by climate change." And that's certainly a pretty horrifying wide-lens impact. It makes for a big, ugly number that will certainly get thrown around the blogosphere, and justifiably so. But what we're really talking about here is the heat getting cranked up on our cities. The report, which only considers the impacts of a warming climate on the nation's 40 biggest cities, finds that the number of yearly deaths from extreme heat will triple by the end of...

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