Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days

Organization: Union of Concerned Scientists

An analysis of extreme heat from the Union of Concerned Scientists presents a choice between continuing on our current path with soaring heatwaves or taking action to reduce emissions and avoid worst-case scenarios. Download the report
The Climate Resilience Framework demonstrates the link between climate adaptation and mitigation; together both strategies will develop stronger more resilient communities.  Download the report
This article discusses the health hazards and risks associated with extreme precipitation and flooding and what can be done to protect families at risk. 
Over 70 million coastal residents’ major electricity sources are exposed to flooding from hurricanes, nor’easters, or other severe storms. The increasing threat of climate-related sea level rise and storm surges to electricity infrastructure is cause for serious concern and action. WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK: This report by the Union of Concerned Scientists looks...
Sea level rise is one of the more commonly recognized consequences of climate change, with a majority of Americans expressing concern about its environmental and economic impacts. Despite this unease, there are gaps in public understanding of how coastal communities should prepare for increased flooding and opportunities to reduce emissions to alleviate the threat. Communications...
Union of Concerned Scientists created a toolkit to help members and their local communities take action against threatening environmental issues in the current political climate. WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK: The guide urges scientist and communities to engage with local decision makers to protect public health and the environment. UCS’ network is comprised of 20,000...
This report looks at eight major fossil fuel companies’ products and business practices; by ranking their contribution to global carbon emissions.    
The Union of Concerned Scientists and Consumers Union commissioned a survey to evaluate consumers’ common barriers such as affordability and infrastructure by identifying policies to promote the uses of plug-in electric vehicle ownership for personal transportation.   
How California is tackling global warming through practical strategies to reduce carbon emissions from cars and trucks. 
A report on the technologies and policies behind the booming solar power sector.