Evolution of U.S. 2011 Heat Wave

About 1330 Americans die each year from extreme heat events. That figure will rise to about 4600 by 2099, giving a total of more than 150,000 extra deaths by the end of the century, according to the report – “Killer Summer Heat: Projected death toll from rising temperatures in America due to climate change.”Louisville in Kentucky will be the most imapcted city, with an extra 19,000 deaths by 2099. By comparision, the European heatwave of 2003 killed 35,000 people. -Daily Galaxy

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about a killer heat wave.

Journaling Prompt: Write about the hottest weather you’ve ever survived.

Art Prompt: Killer heat

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Inform your audience about ways that they can beat the heat.

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