Bring the heat? How hot will the future of August be in Atlanta?

Image of projected heat wave increases in the month of August across major U.S. cities

Image of projected heat wave increases in the month of August across major U.S. cities

For those of us in the Atlanta and Decatur area, we know that August is one of the hottest months here in the South! This past week, I received this email from Ben Strauss with Climate Central:

“[I thought] you might be interested in some research and graphic animations my organization just published–about climate change and the future of August heat.  Taking all the cities we’ve analyzed together, our results suggest the number of August days over 95 could nearly triple by 2050.  Atlanta is one of the places we looked at and illustrated.”

Click here for a quick video clip and more info about Atlanta!

For the projected heat increase for other major U.S. cities, click here!

Climate Central is a nonprofit science and media organization created to provide clear and objective information about climate change and its potential solutions. Their work has appeared on PBS’s The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, TIME.com, newsweek.com, Scientific American, grist.org and beyond.

If you would like more information or know of an organization or someone who would be interested in talking with Climate Central, you can email Ben at bstrauss@climatecentral.org!

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