Climate change set to make extreme heat more common – and costly

Reuters | Mar 25, 2020 at 7:38 PM

The number of people worldwide struggling with extreme heat and humidity by the end of the century could be more than four times as many as today if planet-warming emissions continue to rise, hiking economic losses and health costs, scientists have warned.

Higher humidity may slow Covid-19 spread: MIT study

Hindustan Times | Mar 25, 2020 at 6:16 PM

Warm and humid weather may combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), a new study suggests, arguing that Asian countries experiencing monsoon may see a slowdown in the transmission of the deadly infection that has claimed 10 lives in India and almost 20,000 around the world.

New Orleans is next coronavirus epicenter, catalyst for spread in south, experts say

Financial Post | Mar 25, 2020 at 6:03 PM

New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dashing hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would not be hit as hard by the pandemic, and that summer months could see it wane.

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