New report on dangers of heatwaves

08/25/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

A new report on the dangers of global warming says the country is headed for strong heat waves in coming decades, that will affect cities and farmers and threaten wildlife with extinction.

The report, called More Extreme Heat Waves: Global Warming's Wake Up Call, is sponsored by medical, environmental and civil rights organizations.

It lists 30 different American cities, and breaks them up into three different categories of vulnerabilities to heat waves in the future.

In the first category includes cities like New York, Los Angeles, Pheonix, Boston and Philadelphia.

We spoke about the report with with Dr. Peter Wilk, Executive Director for Physicians for Social Responsibility.

You can find the report at the website of the National Wildlife Federation.

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