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Lethal heat will grow common, climate change study predicts

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    A new study involving University of Hawaii researchers finds that killer heat waves will affect more and more of the planet, particularly in the tropics, even with efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. The deadly heat arises from a combination of temperature and humidity. This has implications for the power grid as more people switch on the air conditioning.

    Source: University of Hawaii College of Social Sciences

  • STAR-ADVERTISER

    A new study involving University of Hawaii researchers finds that killer heat waves will affect more and more of the planet, particularly in the tropics, even with efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. The deadly heat arises from a combination of temperature and humidity. This has implications for the power grid as more people switch on the air conditioning.

    Source: University of Hawaii College of Social Sciences

  • PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MARTHA HERNANDEZ / MHERNANDEZ@STARADVERTISER.COM

Three-quarters of the world’s inhabitants, including those living in Hawaii, will be exposed to deadly heat waves by the end of the century unless greenhouse gases are not substantially reduced, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change. Read more

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