Skip to comments.Itís already getting too hot and humid in some places for humans to survive
Posted on 05/09/2020 11:48:57 AM PDT by PROCON
A combination of heat and humidity so extreme that its unendurable isnt just a problem for the future those conditions are already here, a new study finds. Off-the-chart readings that were previously thought to be nearly nonexistent on the planet today have popped up around the globe, and unyielding temperatures are becoming more common.
Extreme conditions reaching roughly 115 degrees Fahrenheit on the heat-index scale a measurement of both heat and humidity thats often referred to as what the temperature feels like doubled between 1979 and 2017, the study found. Humidity and heat are a particularly deadly combination, since humidity messes with the bodys ability to cool itself off by sweating. The findings imply that harsh conditions that scientists foresaw as an impending result of climate change are becoming reality sooner than expected.
We may be closer to a real tipping point on this than we think, Radley Horton, co-author of the new study published today in the journal Science Advances, said in a statement. His previous research had projected that the world wouldnt experience heat and humidity beyond human tolerance for decades.
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Extreme heat already kills more people in the US than any other weather-related event.
With this chart from the CDC:
That pesky CDC again.
Partisan Media Shills update.
How about the Coronavirus? How will it survive the hot and humid weather?
Load of garbage.
It was 28 degrees here this morning. Yes, on May 9.
They discovered the desert?
Logic! Stop that right now!!
Find an air conditioned shelter...
Just where do they think the heat from air conditioning
Had snow flurries in Pennsylvania this afternoon.
Stalin once said that it matters not who votes. What matters is who counts the votes. The same applies here.
It doesnt matter what the actual temperatures are. What matters is who is recording those temperatures.
In both cases, the data will be manipulated to fit the required results.
Guess that’s why so many folks are leaving FL. Oh, they’re not? Well we did to make room for those that love them some ‘luv bugs’. :-)
Blah, blah, blah.
Keep people scared and you can get them to do anything.
It was 36 here in md this morning
The highest known combination of heat and humidity occurred in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, according to Christopher Burt, author of Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book. On July 8, 2003, the temperature hit 108 (42.2 Celsius) with a dew point of 95 (35 Celsius).
We’re managing down here in H-town...
So sorry to learn everyone in Florida is dead. Oh, wait...
Snow on the ground today in New England.
Please. People have lived in humid hot regions of the world since we first walked the earth... nonsense reporting
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