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Op-Ed: This is how global warming can kill you right now

Sydney - We hear about heatwaves, weird weather, etc. on a regular basis. The physiology of overheating, however, is quite literally lethal. There are now some actual numbers to work with, and it doesn’t look good.

The frequency, duration and intensity of heatwaves to get worse

Scientists in the U.S. have added a new dimension to the growing hazard of extreme heat. As global average temperatures rise, so too will the frequency, duration and intensity of heatwaves.

Heatwaves and the reliability of EU power plants

Across the world, heatwaves have been blamed for hundreds of deaths and power outages due to higher power demand. In Europe, heatwaves are affecting the supply of water, which is essential for cooling power plants and the production of hydropower.

Humans are resilient, but how much heat can the body stand?

A research paper on the potential for a catastrophic cyclone-heatwave combo in the global south has prompted a discussion by various media outlets over the unfolding heatwaves in Europe and North America and climate change.

Op-Ed: The world is seeing global warming 'up close and personal'

Catastrophic heat, wildfires, crop failures and deaths are just a very few of the events going on right now around the world - and climate scientists are warning if we do nothing - it is only going to get worse. Climate Change is no longer a debate.

Deadly heatwaves threaten China's northern breadbasket

Paris - The North China Plain, home to nearly 400 million people, could become a life-threatening inferno during future heat waves if climate change continues apace, researchers have warned.

'Devastating' ocean heatwaves on the rise

Paris - Ocean heatwaves which can have "devastating and long-term impacts" on ecosystems have become longer and more frequent over the past century, according to an international study published Tuesday.

Op-Ed: New study — Billions at risk from heatwaves

Sydney - Inhabitants of the tropics, Middle East and most Western nations are in for progressive murderous heatwaves. New studies by the University of Hawaii indicate a rolling incremental increase in severity of heatwaves worldwide.

Even 2C warming means more killer heatwaves: study

Paris - Climate change will sharply boost the frequency of lethal heatwaves even if humanity caps global warming at two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the core goal of the Paris Agreement, scientists said Monday.

India facing severe and fatal heatwaves with global warming

Increasingly severe heat waves brought on by global warming will lead to greater heat-related mortality rates in India and other Asian nations, according to researchers at the University of California at Irvine.

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Standardized trends show the correspondence among the three variables. In years when heat wave days ...
Standardized trends show the correspondence among the three variables. In years when heat wave days (yellow) and summer mean temperature (red) are above average, heat-related deaths also spike upward.
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