Memphis to be part of ‘extreme heat belt’ within next 30 years

By , Daily Memphian; , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: August 29, 2022 3:07 PM CT | Published: August 28, 2022 4:00 AM CT
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This story is a product of the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, an editorially independent reporting network based at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in partnership with Report For America and funded by the Walton Family Foundation.

A climate study released during one of the hottest summers on record predicts a 125-degree “extreme heat belt” will stretch across a quarter of the country by 2053. 

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Climate Change extreme heat Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Missouri Coalition for the Environment First Street Foundation
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Mississippi River Basin Ag and Water Desk

This story is a product of the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, an editorially independent reporting network based at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in partnership with Report For America and funded by the Walton Family Foundation.

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Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.

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Eva Tesfaye is a reporter for Harvest Public Media and the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk via Report for America. 


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