July 18, 2011

Congress, Hot Enough for you?

Killing civilians (you know, Terrorism) is evil. But Climate Change kills more Americans, let alone those not lucky enough to live with AC and fresh water.

“…heat is the biggest cause of weather-related deaths in the US.”

There have been 575 deaths from this year’s weather events, most of them from the tornadoes in the Southeast and Midwest. But heat still kills more people in the US in an average year—claiming more than 1,500 lives…

…NOAA…via Twitter…July alone has seen 349 maximum heat records broken around the country, and 320 tied—and we’re not even halfway through the month. You can check out the temperature records here….for the rest, click over to Mother Jones.

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