Temperature Extremes and Climate Change Risk

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The number of very hot days have soared in the past 15 years, a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change reports. Based on observations, the authors conclude that “the term ‘pause’ is ill-chosen and even misleading in the context of climate change.”

UtilityTree‘s insight:

What matters most to humans directly is not average temperatures, but hot extremes, such as the monster 2003 heat wave that killed more than 30,000 Europeans or the off-the-charts 2010 Russian heat wave that caused an excess of some 50,000 deaths and led the country to ban grain exports for over a year after their crops shriveled.

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