Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat wavesLeave a Comment
An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over half a century… more than doubled the probability of a heat wave killing 100+ people in India, according to researchers
June 7, 2017 University of California – Irvine See full story here
…They found that when mean summer temperatures in the South Asia nation went from 27 to 27.5 degrees Celsius, the probability of a heat wave killing more than 100 people grew from 13 percent to 32 percent — an increase of 146 percent….
Omid Mazdiyasni et al. Increasing probability of mortality during Indian heat waves. Science Advances, June 2017 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700066