The Search for Relief Against Extreme Heat

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Temperatures are climbing around the globe, leaving parts of the world sweltering under extreme heat, with record-breaking temperatures fueling wildfires and severe drought in some areas. Heat waves around the world have dashed records, threatened public health, and buckled infrastructure, in what Georgia Tech researchers say are signs of the climate crisis' impact on day-to-day weather. “This is a stronger heat wave than it used to be,” says Zachary Handlos, senior academic professional in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. “But, really, the concern is that these are expected to happen more frequently as the globe warms and atmosphere warms. So, that means everything is warmer in general.”

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College of Sciences, EAS

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Environment
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College of Sciences, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Zachary Handlos, heat waves, extreme heat, climate change
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 15, 2022 - 3:33pm
  • Last Updated: Aug 15, 2022 - 3:33pm