In South Asia, humid heat expected to surpass fatal levels by the late 21st century

From Eurekalert Public Release: 2-Aug-2017 Deadly heat waves projected in the densely populated agricultural regions of South Asia American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Hot and humid temperatures in South Asia, which contains one-fifth of the global population, will exceed the upper limit of human survivability by the late 21st century,…

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Apocalypse maybe

Guest post by Matt Ridley My article in Wired in August called “Apocalypse Not” (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/08/ff_apocalypsenot/) attracted a huge number of comments, many of which were constructive and interesting. It also led to critical responses at other sites. Here is my response to some of those responses. Wired asked me to respond, but then concluded that…

More modeling madness: increased temperature 'may' cause more violent thunderstorms – but other studies show what they missed

From Tel Aviv University, another science press release with “could and may” qualifiers:  Climate Change May Lead to Fewer — But More Violent — Thunderstorms Number of flash floods and forest fires could increase with temperature, says TAU researcher Researchers are working to identify exactly how a changing climate will impact specific elements of weather,…