Extreme Heat Could Kill 3,300 New Yorkers a Year by 2080

Heat related deaths could kill as many as 3,300 New Yorkers annually by 2080, according to new research.

Researchers behind the study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, evaluated how a combination of rising temperatures due to climate change and changing population patterns would contribute to a spike in heat-related deaths. The projection represents a sharp spike from the average of around 640 annual heat-related deaths between 2000 and 2006.