Thursday, 15 August 2013

Scientific American: "As Asia Bakes, Scientists Predict Extreme Heat May Become the Norm"

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"As the heat wave in East Asia drags on, hospitalizing thousands in Japan and straining power resources in South Korea, a new study by European climate researchers predicts that today's unusually high temperatures may become tomorrow's normal summer weather for many regions across the globe.

"Published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters, the paper projects that heat waves will become far more common by 2040, even if humans manage to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions before then.

"Beyond 2040, however, the possibility of the further increase of heat waves is 'strongly dependent' on whether or not emissions are reduced, the study states."

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