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Killer Summer Heat: Projected Death Toll from Rising Temperatures in America Due to Climate Change

Altman, P., Lashof, D., Knowlton, K., et al. (2012). Killer Summer Heat: Projected Death Toll from Rising Temperatures in America Due to Climate Change. Natural Resources Defense Council.

The authors of this report analyze the results of independent peer-reviewed scientific papers and present the findings of increasing heat-related mortality due to global warming for the 40 largest U.S. cities. Their findings indicate that rising temperatures, driven by persistent climate change, will increase the number of life-threatening excessive heat events.
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