Climate Scientists: Reduce Emissions or CT Will See 40 Days Above 90 Degrees
Climatologists are saying if we don't take action reducing carbon emissions, we're in for a world of hurt!
The website www.ctnewsjunkie.com gives us the heads up about a new report released on July 16, 2019, by the Union of Concerned Scientists telling us that the emission choices we make in the coming decades will profoundly shape the frequency and severity of intense heat later this century.
Right now Connecticut experiences on average 10 days with a heat index of 90 degrees. If no action is taken to reduce emissions, those 90+ days would increase to 40 by 2050. Bridgeport, Danbury, and New Haven would see up to 13 days of 100-degree temperatures. Don't even get me started about Florida and Texas. Check out the extreme heat statistics for the entire country at www.ctnewsjunkie.com.
With temperatures predicted to be in the 90's in greater Danbury this weekend, cooling stations will be opening in Sherman, New Milford, Redding, and Bethel. To find out about times and locations, click on www.newstimes.com.