Hot Zones: Urban Heat Islands

Hot Zones: Urban Heat Islands

  • Published: Jul 14th, 2021

A new Climate Central analysis evaluates the intensity of urban heat islands in cities around the country. Read the report to find out about the factors that cause hotter temperatures in urban areas, the impacts, and the solutions.

Seniors at Risk: Heat and Climate Change

Seniors at Risk: Heat and Climate Change

  • Published: Jun 24th, 2020

A new Climate Central report examines how heat and a warming climate endanger the health of an aging U.S. population, a threat made even more worrisome during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australia Summer Heat

Australia Summer Heat

  • Published: Jan 9th, 2020

2019 was the hottest and driest year on record in Australia (100+ years of records)

Extreme Heat: When Outdoor Sports Become Risky

Extreme Heat: When Outdoor Sports Become Risky

  • Published: Aug 21st, 2019

Extreme heat index days—when heat and humidity make it difficult for the body to cool itself off—have been increasing in cities across the country.

National Map of Heat Index Days Dangerous for Outdoor Sports

National Map of Heat Index Days Dangerous for Outdoor Sports

  • Published: Aug 21st, 2019

A new Climate Central report finds an increase in days with an extreme heat index, which greatly impact outdoor sports and the risk of heat illnesses.

Explainer: Health Impacts in Excessive Heat

Explainer: Health Impacts in Excessive Heat

  • Published: Aug 21st, 2019

A new Climate Central report finds an increase in days with an extreme heat index, which greatly impact outdoor sports and the risk of heat illnesses.

Danger for Sports: Days with a 90°F+ heat index

Danger for Sports: Days with a 90°F+ heat index

  • Published: Aug 21st, 2019

A new Climate Central report finds an increase in days with an extreme heat index, which greatly impact outdoor sports and the risk of heat illnesses.

National: graphs of global temps by month

National: graphs of global temps by month

  • Published: Aug 15th, 2019

The last five years have been the hottest five in recorded history