23 Jun '12, 10pm

Rising temperatures driven by #climate change could cause 1,000+ heat-related deaths in New Orleans by 2099:

Scientists expect that average temperatures in North America will rise by another 4°F -11°F this century. The risks to public health are greatest when high temperatures mix with other weather conditions to cause what's known as an "Excessive Heat Event," or EHE. EHE days occur when a location's temperature, dew point temperature, cloud cover, wind speed and surface atmospheric pressure throughout the day combine to cause or contribute to heat-related deaths in that location.

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/killer-heat/?city=new-o...

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