Climate change has been at the forefront of the conversation for years, as environmental experts have warned that extreme danger is on the horizon if some changes are not made — unfortunately. , it seems that danger is coming closer than previously expected. According to recent data compiled by Climate Crisis Research, a quarter of the United States could be in danger of an “extreme heat belt” by 2053.
@People reports, First Street Foundation, a climate crisis research organization, has released suggestive findings that in just 30 years, more than 1,000 counties in the United States are expected to experience temperatures in excess of 125 degrees Fahrenheit. These counties equate to about 107.6 million Americans that will be affected, or in part current US population.
In addition, the First Street Foundation also warned that the aforementioned “extreme heat belt” would extend from the borders of North Texas and Louisiana to Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Foundation founder Matthew Eby spoke about the alarming research, saying, “We need to prepare for the inevitable, that a quarter of the country will soon fall into the Extreme Hot Belt with temperatures exceeding exceed 125°F and the results will be dire.”
Meanwhile, next year Eby also announced that 50 counties in the United States are expected to experience temperatures above 125 degrees Fahrenheit, amounting to about 8 million Americans.
Downtown areas in the U.S. will be particularly affected in 2053, as “there are no coastal effects to mitigate extreme temperatures,” based on information posted earlier today from the First Street Foundation .