Weather warning: 1.2 BILLION people will suffer from extreme heat stress by 2100 – study

Professor Kopp said: “When we look at the risks of a warmer planet, we need to pay particular attention to combined extremes of heat and humidity, which are especially dangerous to human health.

Dawei Li, the study’s lead author, said: “Every bit of global warming makes hot, humid days more frequent and intense.

“In New York City, for example, the hottest, most humid day in a typical year already occurs about 11 times more frequently than it would have in the 19th century.”

According to the Met Office, climate change has made a record-breaking summer in 2018 at least 30 times more likely to occur.

The summer saw thermometers peak at temperatures of 35.3C (95.54).


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