The effects of climate change are intensifying as time passes. Irrespective of the measures that several governmental and non-governmental organizations have put in place to save the environment from global warming, things are going to get worse if more advanced measures aren’t put in place. Some cities within the United States are already experiencing extreme heatwaves. However, the study revealed that the current temperatures are friendly when compared to what the future would bring.
Global Warming To Break Heat Index
According to a study on global warming, the heat temperature in some parts of the United States is forecasted to intensify to the extent of breaking the heat index. The study revealed that by 2050, some cities in the United States will have heat indexes as high as 100 degrees if nothing is done to reduce the effect of climate change. It is important to note that this is the first study on global warming that puts heat index into consideration. This makes the findings more accurate when considering the effect of global warming. One of the authors of the study, Kristina Dahl, said that the result of the study is difficult to imagine today. In her words;”Our study reveals that the future would be hotter than anyone can presently imagine. In the next few decades, more people across cities ever will experience dangerous heat.”
In some extreme cases, the heat would be incalculable because it will rise above the upper limit of the heat index. The authors said that they have no experience on how to handle such high temperatures or how it will affect life. When temperatures are above 127 degrees, the body will have difficulty cooling itself and this can be life-threatening.
To prevent this from happening, researchers have suggested that the burning of fossil fuels and other forms of harmful emissions should be stopped or reduced dramatically. Heat temperatures will reduce significantly if emission reduces. This will reduce the adverse effects of climate change in the future.