Extreme Heat - NYC Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice
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Chaleur extrème

Le changement climatique provoquera des vagues de chaleur plus fréquentes et plus intenses. L'exposition à la chaleur extrême est mortelle et évitable.

New York City, like other dense urban areas, is warmer than its rural and suburban surroundings. As greenhouse gas emissions cause the planet to warm, New York City will experience more frequent, longer lasting, and more intense heat waves. There could be up to 6x as many days above 90 degrees per year by the 2080s and up to 5x as many heatwaves by the 2080s. Sustained exposure to high temperatures can harm public health, including dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat-stroke, and even death. In fact, extreme heat is the leading cause of weather-related fatalities across the country. In New York City, on average each year, there are approximately 370 heat-related deaths. But all heat deaths are preventable.

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