Heat Waves In Eastern US Will Become Deadlier

Heat Waves In Eastern US Will Become Deadlier says a new US National Institute of Health study, reports Brian Bienkowski at Environmental Health News. Heat waves will kill about 10 times more people in eastern US by 2060 than they did in 2000, researchers project. The poor, the elderly and the very young will suffer the most. Personally, folks, I suffered a minor heat stroke this past spring on a hike and it has heightened my sensitivity to hot weather. No one should have to experience this, yet many will and have far worse reactions.

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Source
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2013/11/heat-wave-mortality-in-eastern-us/

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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