As many as 19,000 Louisville residents will die of heat-related
causes by the end of the century — topping 40 large American cities,
according to a new environmental report.
It's good to see Louisville #1 in something, I guess.
report by the Natural Resources Defense Council environmental group
estimates that 39 Louisville residents die per year from problems caused
by the heat. That number, it says, will increase to 257 per year by
roughly 2050 and 376 per year by the end of the century.
Really...wow! That's quite an increase. Ten-fold growth by the end of the century!
on computer modeling, the study assumes government leaders do nothing
to stop rising temperatures that many scientists blame on greenhouse gas
--> OK, they're assuming (rapidly) rising temperatures and that govt can/will do nothing to stop it.
--> What else are they assuming? Obama-like economic policies that stagnate or sack the economy (vs. growing incomes and improved technology to deal with heat). No changes in response to heat by Louisville's population. The Earth will still be around, despite massive global warming.