aThe heat data report showing its increase in recent years, projects that cities as north as Chicago will likely experience gradual heat levels that will lead to an “extreme heat belt.”
125 degrees by 2053
The gradual heat increases presented in the report, submitted by the nonprofit research group First Street Foundation, show that people from the southern United States including Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, both the Carolinas, Florida and the northern Great Lakes will experience increased temperatures of up to 125 degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2053.
The temperatures shown in the model are typically found in California’s Death Valley, or parts of the Middle East.
This affects everyone
“Everyone is affected by increased heat, whether it’s absolute increases on hazardous days or just a local hot day,” said First Street Foundation Chief Research Officer Jeremy Porter, who was in charge of the study and is also a professor and director of quantitative methods in science. Social at City University of New York.
All the way up to Wisconsin and Illinois
“How far it has extended to the north — I think a lot of people have just heard of southern Wisconsin and Chicago and areas that are part of the extreme heat belt is surprising,” he continued.
Farmers will have to change what they grow
Noboru Nakamura is a professor of geophysical sciences at the University of Chicago and has nothing to do with the preliminary study on First Street, however, he is deeply involved in the topic, and comments, “If there are hotspots and dry spells in these places, farmers will have to change their priorities and species. The crops they are going to plant, and all of that will have long-term consequences.”
Climate change in Europe
Climate change has caused a chain reaction where the Earth’s temperature has changed now, we are experiencing droughts and heat waves that we have not seen before like England, France, Spain and other European countries.