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Louisiana Extreme Heat

Louisiana is projected to see one of the nation's largest increases in heat wave days by 2050. In the face of that large heat threat, the state has only taken an average amount of action to prepare for its risks. The state needs to take a lot more action to improve its resilience to future extreme heat.

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For more information on how prepared Louisiana is for its growing extreme heat threat, read the detailed state report.

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Is Louisiana taking action?

  • There is no evidence that Louisiana has taken steps to assess its statewide vulnerability to climate change-related extreme heat
  • Louisiana’s Office of Public Health website has a page on climate change and its potential health impacts, including those from an increased extreme heat threat
  • The state has also not taken any steps to begin to develop a detailed climate change adaptation plan that covers extreme heat

Did you know...

  • Today, Louisiana averages 35 days a year when heat exceeds dangerous levels; by 2050, the state is projected to average nearly 115 danger days a year - the third greatest among the lower 48 states