“The death toll from global warming-fueled heat waves will rise by 150,000 in America’s biggest cities by century’s end, study finds.” Sheesh!
The U.S. death toll from heat waves made more intense by climate change will rise by 150,000—just in the 40 largest cities—by the end of the century.
Unless strong measures are adopted to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions and those cities ramp up procedures to deal with the coming “excessive heat events,” the current annual average of 1,300 heat-related deaths will double by mid century and triple by 2100.
And all the estimates are probably on the conservative side.
All based on a “report” by renowned prognosticators and consultants of chicken entrails, the NRDC.