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Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves

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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

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