Extreme Heat Impacts

Extreme Heat Impacts


Health

Makes it uncomfortable, and sometimes unsafe to be outside–especially for people with certain medical conditions.

Environment

Drought is made worse, making it harder for trees and plants to thrive.

Transportation

Roads and rail lines can be damaged. And more people driving to avoid heat, increases congestion and emissions.

Energy

Using more air conditioning puts a strain on the energy grid and can cause blackouts and increase utility bills.