New Report Details How Extreme Heat will Affect the Bay Area

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Scorched hillsides are seen where the Woolsey Fire reached the ocean on November 14, 2018 near Malibu, California. (David McNew/AFP/Getty Image)

If we don’t act on climate change now, in about 50 years San Francisco could see as many as 30 above-90-degree days annually, according to a new report. Forum talks about the report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, how Bay Area temperatures will likely change in coming decades and the health impacts of extreme heat.

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Dr. Kristina Dahl, senior climate scientist, Climate and Energy program, Union of Concerned Scientists; lead author "Killer Heat" report

Molly Peterson, science reporter, KQED News

Linda Rudolph, senior advisor on climate change and health, Public Health Institute