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Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions Required to Avoid Dangerous Increases in Heat Stress


June 14, 2007

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A study projects a 200 percent to 500 percent increase in the number of dangerously hot days in the Mediterranean by the end of the 21st century if the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions continues. The study found France would be subjected to the largest projected increase of high-temperature extremes. A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions could reduce the dangerously hot days projected in the scenario by up to 50 percent. Full Story

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