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Sizzling Midwest Previews a Hotter Future Climate

Sizzling Midwest Previews a Hotter Future Climate

Sizzling Midwest Previews a Hotter Future Climate Posted on 29 July 2016 by Guest Author This is a re-post from Inside Climate News by Bob Berwyn This June was the hottest ever, and July has brought even more heat, particularly in the Midwest. Credit: NOAA Extreme heat waves like the current string of scorching days in the Midwest have become more frequent worldwide in the last 60 years, and climate scientists expect that human-caused global warming will exacerbate the dangerous trend in coming decades. It comes with potentially life-threatening consequences for millions of people. Research has shown that overall mortality increases by 4 percent during heat waves compared to normal days in the U.S. A study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives in 2011 suggested that rising summer temperatures could kill up to 2,200 more people per year in Chicago alone during th...

Full article: http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=3461

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