We’ll see more heat waves and more temperatures above 90 degrees—with more frequent and intense droughts. And when rainfall is heaviest, we could see more events like the 500-year flood of 2009. The combined effects of climate warming and—with more people living intown—a growing urban heat island will expose more people to heat-related health risks.
—Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, director of the University of Georgia’s Atmospheric Sciences program
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