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Philadelphia Summers will increase 8°F by end of century
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Philadelphia Summers will increase 8°F by end of century

If current emissions trends continue, Philadelphia summers will feel like present-day Louisiana.

Philadelphia summers are already hotter. But this year may be on the ‘cooler’ side for what’s to come.

As Philadelphia continues to become hotter and wetter due to climate change, new projections by Climate Central predict summer temperatures like Shreveport, Louisiana.

Philadelphia will also experience more days with temperatures above 100 degrees as the century goes on, due to climate change.


Nationally, city summers will increase by 8°F by 2100. 16 US cities would be more similar to present-day temperatures in the Middle East and Egypt. Phoenix is projected to become 7.2 °F warmer, with summers more like Al Mubarraz, Saudi Arabia.

With warmer temperatures, extreme heat, health risks and strains to local economies are additional risks.

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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