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New Fig. 1 video: Heat waves aren’t going away

Across the country, thermostats are rising into previously unimagined realms. It’s been a summer of record-setting heat across Europe and the United States, including California. Climatologists don’t expect them to be record highs for long.

“At this point in the state of California, there are some places where just by mid-century we’re expecting about a third of the year to be over 100 degrees. And that’s going to be sort of the new normal,” says V. Kelly Turner, director of Urban Environment Research at UCLA’s Luskin Center for Innovation and assistant professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Turner co-leads a multidisciplinary, Pritzker Family Foundation-funded UCLA project called Heat Resilient L.A. “Protecting people from extreme heat will require a coordinated and well-researched government approach.”

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And, watch the newest Fig. 1 video below:



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