September 28, 2023
Report says the US will have an 'extreme heat belt' by 2053

Report says the US will have an ‘extreme heat belt’ by 2053

According to a study by the First Street Foundation, some areas of the country could experience temperatures as high as 51°C in 2023

You are United State It is expected to see an increase in extreme temperatures over the next 30 years, according to the report from First Street Foundation Monday (15 August 2022). The study identifies a significant increase in temperatures in the country since 2022 and suggests it should intensify until 2053. Salim (41 MB).

According to the report, it is expected that a Extreme heat belt It forms in the area that covers northern Texas and Louisiana up to Illinois, and also reaches Indiana and Wisconsin. It is estimated that 107 million Americans in the region’s 1,023 counties will experience temperatures above 51°C by 2053.

The report was prepared by combining measurements of Earth’s surface temperature, atmospheric coverage, impermeable surfaces, land cover, and proximity to water to calculate current heat exposure, then adjusted for future projected emissions scenarios. With this data, it is possible to determine the number of days on which an increase in heat levels is expected.

The study warned that about 50 counties, with a population of 8.1 million, will experience this temperature in 2023, reaching the highest level for the National Weather Service’s heat index, the US Meteorological Agency.

A sharp temperature shift is also estimated in Miami-Dade County, where The 7 hottest days in 2022 Temperatures were recorded at 41 degrees Celsius. The study indicates that the province will spend 34 days with Standard temperatures Until 2053.

An increase is also expected in the entire country. Standard heat days will extend, on average, from 7 days to 18 days.

Matthew Ibe, CEO of the organization responsible for the report, said the study warns of Extension of the heat waves discussed earlier. Ebi also said it’s necessary “Ready” climate change in the coming years.

“We need to be prepared for the inevitable, that 1/4 of the country will soon fall into the ‘extreme heat belt’ with temperatures exceeding 51°C and the results will be horrific.”said the CEO of report Issued by the institution.