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Much of the US Will Be an ‘Extreme Heat Belt’ by the 2050s

Heat index temperatures will hit 125°F (52°C) at least once a year in a band stretching from Texas to Wisconsin, researchers say. 

Change in days above 100°F, 2023-2053

Change in days above 100°F, 2023-2053

Source: First Street Foundation

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So you think it’s hot out there now? Consider the summer of 2053. That’s what researchers at First Street Foundation, a New York nonprofit that studies climate risk, have done in a report published today