For that very reason, this article scares the heck out of me. The quote from study author Andreas Sterl is downright chilling (or heating?): “In a few decades, people will look back at those heat waves [with temps of 104 and 106] and we will laugh. We will find (those temperatures) lovely and cool.”
And don’t forget that extreme heat melts glaciers (which can lead to flooding) and, as U of Wisconsin’s Dr. Jonathan Patz says, it “puts a huge demand on the body, especially anyone with heart problems.”
Scary stuff. Be ready.
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