Potentially fatal combinations of humidity and heat are emerging across the globe

Potentially fatal combinations of humidity and heat are emerging across the globe


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Analyzing data from weather stations from 1979 to 2017, scientists found that extreme heat/humidity combinations doubled over the study period.

Not surprisingly, incidents tended to cluster on coastlines along confined seas, gulfs and straits, where evaporating seawater provides abundant moisture to be sucked up by hot air…

Read Full Article, PhysOrg (05-08-2020)

Potentially fatal bouts of heat and humidity on the rise, study finds, Guardian UK (05-08-2020)
Scientists have identified thousands of previously undetected outbreaks of the deadly weather combination in parts of Asia, Africa, Australia, South America and North America, including several hotspots along the US Gulf coast. The new paper shows “how close communities around the world are to the limits”…

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