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New Report Details How Extreme Heat will Affect the Bay Area
If we don’t act on climate change now, in about 50 years San Francisco could see as many as 30 above-90-degree days annually, according to a new report. Forum talks about the report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, how Bay Area temperatures will likely change in coming decades and the health impacts of extreme heat. Featuring PHI’s Dr. Linda Rudolph.
Dr. Kristina Dahl, senior climate scientist, Climate and Energy program, Union of Concerned Scientists; lead author “Killer Heat” report
Molly Peterson, science reporter, KQED News
Linda Rudolph, senior advisor on climate change and health, Public Health Institute
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Originally published by KQED Forum