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2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #29

Posted on 19 July 2020 by John Hartz

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Story of the Week...

Climate change: Summers could become 'too hot for humans'

Health Care Worker in Singapore

Some Singapore health care staff have been working in stifling heat

Millions of people around the world could be exposed to dangerous levels of heat stress - a dangerous condition which can cause organs to shut down.

Many live in developing countries, and do jobs that expose them to potentially life threatening conditions.

These include being out in the open on farms and building sites or indoors in factories and hospitals.

Global warming will increase the chances of summer conditions that may be "too hot for humans" to work in.

When we caught up with Dr Jimmy Lee, his goggles were steamed up and there was sweat trickling off his neck.

An emergency medic, he's labouring in the stifling heat of tropical Singapore to care for patients with Covid-19.

There's no air conditioning - a deliberate choice, to prevent the virus being blown around - and he notices that he and his colleagues become "more irritable, more short with each other".

Click here to access the entire article as originally posted on BBC news. 

Climate change: Summers could become 'too hot for humans' by David Shukman, Science & Environment, BBC News, July 16, 2020


Toon of the Week...

2020 Toon 29

Hat tip to the Stop Climate Science Denial Facebook page.


Coming Soon on SkS...

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  • SkS New Research for Week #29 (Doug Bostrom)
  • Wildfires off to slow start in much of the West, but trouble expected starting in mid-July (Jeff Masters)
  • Will Fusion Power solve Climate Change? (Climate Adam)
  • 2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #30 (John Hartz)
  • 2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #30 (John Hartz)

Poster of the Week...

2020 Poster 29 


SkS Week in Review... 


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