Robert wrote:JimFoxvog wrote:It is the heat waves that may become more severe and frequent that endanger human life.https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/killer-heat-grows-hotter-around-the-world/
While scientists are still deciphering if particular heat waves, such as the ones in Pakistan and India, could be tied to climate change, it is accepted science that heat waves, broadly speaking, will become more frequent, intense and prolonged with global warming.
So they still do not know if they are tied to it, but warn that it will cause massive deaths if it goes to 7 C higher mean, which the IPCC projects a max of 3 C raise by 2100.
I see sensationalism.
Again, I grew up and worked in factories without A/C in Texas. We had 100 F days for 30-90 days in a row. We got the humidity off the Gulf Coast and it would be 90%+ some of those days. We still played basketball during lunch outside. After we were done, we would stand in front of a fan for a about 2 minutes, but after that, back to work.
I grew up in northeast Oklahoma, called 'Green Country' locally. That means humidity. We did not have A/C, not in the house or in the car. The summer temperatures (especially in July) would slowly build, until it would pretty much not cool off at night anymore. During summers while in college, and after I graduated, I worked in a plating shop. Most of the tanks in there were steam heated, just shy of boiling temps. So if it was 100 outside, it would be 120 or so inside. It took some time to adjust, I suppose, but I got on OK in that setting, although we had a salt tablet dispenser in the shop, too. Now the guys that were, umm, a bit on the *stout* side didn't do as well.