Thursday, 5 February 2015

Heat waves becoming more prominent in urban areas

Heat waves becoming more prominent in urban areas

The world's urban areas have experienced significant increases in heat waves over the past 40 years, according to new research published today. From 1973 to 2012, the number of heatwaves per urban area rose by 0.3 of an event [Credit: Thinkstock]These prolonged periods of extreme hot days have significantly increased in over 200 urban areas across the globe between 1973 and 2012, and have been most prominent in the most recent... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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