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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Multifold increase in heat extremes by 2040

Multifold increase in heat extremes by 2040
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Aug 20, 2013 - Extremes such as the severe heat wave last year in the US or the one 2010 in Russia are likely to be seen much more often in the near future. A few decades ago, they were practically absent. Today, due to man-made climate change monthly heat extremes in summer are already observed on 5 percent of the land area. This is projected to double by 2020 and quadruple by 2040, according to a study ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Multifold_increase_in_heat_extremes_by_2040_999.html

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