Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

Posted In Climate Change, News

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If warming is not tackled, levels of humid heat that can kill within hours will affect millions across south Asia within decades, analysis finds.

The new analysis assesses the impact of climate change on the deadly combination of heat and humidity, measured as the “wet bulb” temperature (WBT). Once this reaches 35C, the human body cannot cool itself by sweating and even fit people sitting in the shade will die within six hours…

Read Full Article; Guardian UK (08-02-2017)

Scientists highlight deadly health risks of climate change, CNN (02-17-2017)
Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is projected to cause about 250,000 additional deaths per year from heat stress, malnutrition and the spread of infectious diseases like malaria, according to the World Health Organization…

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