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Weather Disasters Struck Counties Home to One in Three U.S. Residents This Summer

HeadlineSep 07, 2021

Nearly one in three U.S. residents live in a county hit by a weather disaster in the past three months. That’s according to a Washington Post analysis of federal disaster declarations. The Post reports that 64% live in places that experienced a multi-day heat wave.

On Sunday, more than 220 health journals around the world published a joint editorial demanding urgent action to keep average global temperature increases below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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