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Hotter nights could cause a spike in deaths, study says

1 month ago   |   By Grist

By the end of this century, hotter nights may contribute to a 60 percent increase in the global mortality rate, according to new research.
A study in Lancet Planetary Health released on Monday looked at how nighttime temperatures are on the rise across China, Japan, and Korea. It estimated that nighttime temperatures may increase by almost 35 degrees, from 68.7 degrees Fahrenheit to 103.5, in 28 large cities across East Asia, and are expected to surpass the increase in daytime temperatures.
“We project at least a doubling intensity of hot night with higher increase in mortality burden due...
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