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Climate Adam: How deadly heatwaves are blown up by climate change

Posted on 1 July 2024 by Guest Author

This video includes conclusions of the creator climate scientist Dr. Adam Levy. It is presented to our readers as an informed perspective. Please see video description for references (if any).

Across the world people are sweltering under the extreme heat of heat waves - whether under the heat dome in North America or the deadly heat that threatened Hajj pilgrims in Mecca. These weather disasters may not look as scary as devastating floods, wildfires and droughts, but they are silent killers - threatening the most vulnerable in our societies. And now research is shedding light on just how deadly heat waves can be, and how climate change is pouring fuel on the fire. So how does global warming have such a huge effect on heatwaves, and what climate action can we take to protect ourselves - now and in the future?

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  1. The combination of intense heat and very humid climates is especially deadly as the humidity means the body cant evaporate as effectively to cool down. This problem is  already increasing, and will affect very significant numbers of people in tropical climates. Related research:

    www.science.org/content/article/lethal-levels-heat-and-humidity-are-gripping-global-hot-spots-sooner-expected

    www.scientificamerican.com/article/lethal-heat-is-spreading-across-the-planet/

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  2. Nijrlj,

    The articles you cite give grave data about human survival in these extreme conditions.

    I did not see any discussion about farming in extreme heat.  It stands to reason that if humans cannot stand the heat that farm animals would also be susceptible to heat stress.  What about the plants?  Plants and animals cannot all be protected by air conditioning.  If farm animals were killed even once a year farming would become impossible.

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  3. Nigelj, sorry I misspelled your handle.

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