Summer heat. Love it or hate it? I admit, I love high heat and humidity. Call me weird, but I'd take a sauna-like afternoon over stinging cold any day. But in all seriousness searing heat can be dangerous, even deadly. Climate scientists have been long telling us that summer heat waves will become more intense and frequent in the coming years.
Heat Waves More Numerous, Costly and Deadly
Now the weather community is buzzing about a new study stating 30% the world's population is currently exposed to 20 days of dangerously high (potentially lethal) levels of heat and humidity a year. What's worse is that if greenhouse gas emission are left unchecked then three out of four people face death by heat by 2100.
Weather Related Fatalities
Any weather related fatality is a tragedy. But deaths induced by lightning or tornadoes often make headlines. Heat is the surprising silent killer, … Continue Reading