Climate Change and Health

Extreme Heat



Climate Change and Health: Extreme Heat FAQs

Across the country, climate change is making heat waves hotter and more frequent. Heat waves have been the top cause of U.S. weather fatalities, on average, over the past 30 years.

Climate Change and Health: Air Quality

Climate change threatens the air you breathe by fueling smog and ragweed pollen. About 4 in 10 Americans live in areas with both unhealthy smog and ragweed, a new NRDC analysis finds.

Not Your Mother’s Summer: NRDC Maps Hot Summer Days

A new NRDC mapping analysis being released today shows that the summer heat of today simply isn’t like summers of the past, for many communities across the United States.

Hurricane Cleanup Is Putting Heat on American Workers

Extreme heat threatens the health of the workers picking up the pieces after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

More Extreme Summer Heat Threatens Outdoor Play

More extreme summer heat threatens to make outdoor play less fun and more dangerous.

How You Can Stop Global Warming

Healing the planet starts at home—in your garage, in your kitchen, and at your dining-room table.

Extreme Heat Takes a Toll on Our Mental Health

As the climate changes, extreme heat will have graver consequences for our physical and mental well-being.