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Climate change-fueled heatwaves could kill millions

This summer’s record-setting heat spells portend a far deadlier future.
by James Temple

Blistering heatwaves are breaking temperature records around the globe this year, from Iraq to the American Southwest. And it’s only going to get worse, as climate change accelerates.

By the end of this century, extreme heat spells could kill roughly as many people as all infectious diseases combined, including HIV, malaria and yellow fever, according to a new study.

Read more on technologyreview.com.

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