How record heat wreaked havoc on four continents

Posted In Climate Change, News
Jul
31


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Expect more. That’s the verdict of climate scientists to the record-high temperatures this spring and summer in vastly different climate zones…

Read Full Article, The New York Times (07-30-2018)

What causes a heat wave? MNN (07-27-2018)

A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves as result of climate change; Guardian UK (06-19-2017)
Study shows risks have climbed steadily since 1980, and the number of people in danger will grow to 48% by 2100 even if emissions are drastically reduced…

Australia’s new normal as city temperatures hit 47C people shelter from the deadly heat; Guardian UK (02-18-2017)

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people; Guardian UK (08-02-2017)
If warming is not tackled, levels of humid heat that can kill within hours will affect millions across south Asia within decades, analysis finds…

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…

The surprisingly lethal price of air-conditioning; MNN (07-06-2018)
As global temperatures rise year after year, we’ll probably be relying on AC more and more, but that, say scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is killing us, too. It may be more subtle than a heat wave, but the toll air-conditioning takes could have a much deeper, long-term impact…

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