Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Article on world threat of heat extremes quotes Davis

Date: 
Tue, 06/20/2017

AirUCI faculty Steve Davis is quoted in a National Geographic article on the threat to millions of people from extreme heat events, potentially impacting the majority of humans by the year 2100. Steve says that poorer, more tropical countries are in greater peril, driving people to leave their homes and migrate which causes additional political and humanitarian stresses. He also cites data showing that summers in 92 percent of U.S. cities have become hotter since 1970 but notes that richer nations have many more options for coping with extreme heat.
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