Deadly heat waves projected in the densely populated agricultural regions of South Asia

  title={Deadly heat waves projected in the densely populated agricultural regions of South Asia},
  author={Eun-Soon Im and Jeremy Pal and Elfatih A B Eltahir},
  booktitle={Science Advances},
The risk associated with any climate change impact reflects intensity of natural hazard and level of human vulnerability. Previous work has shown that a wet-bulb temperature of 35°C can be considered an upper limit on human survivability. On the basis of an ensemble of high-resolution climate change simulations, we project that extremes of wet-bulb temperature in South Asia are likely to approach and, in a few locations, exceed this critical threshold by the late 21st century under the business… CONTINUE READING

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