Will an increased frequency of heat waves in the near future convince Americans to act on global warming?

Stanford scientists recently completed a study using high-resolution climate models and found "Temperatures equaling the hottest season on record from 1951 to 1999 could occur four times between now and 2019 over much of the U.S. The 2020s and 2030s could be even hotter, particularly in the American West.... show more Stanford scientists recently completed a study using high-resolution climate models and found "Temperatures equaling the hottest season on record from 1951 to 1999 could occur four times between now and 2019 over much of the U.S. The 2020s and 2030s could be even hotter, particularly in the American West. From 2030 to 2039, most areas of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico could endure at least seven seasons equally as intense as the hottest season ever recorded between 1951 and 1999."

"Besides harming human health and agriculture, these hot, dry conditions could lead to more droughts and wildfires in the near future. And many of these climate change impacts could occur within the next two decades."
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Will this increased frequency of heat waves and hot, dry conditions in the near future convince Americans to act on global warming?
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