Blistering read - the city at 50C
🌏 Imagine a city at 50C (122F). The pavements are empty, entire neighbourhoods appear uninhabited. At 50C heat becomes toxic. Human cells start to cook, blood thickens, and the brain is choked of oxygen. Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C #climate
This is a sobering read and is well worth remembering the next time the 'let's just adapt to climate change' crowd get their slot in
And yet we continue to burn. We think we can imagine "adapting our cities to 50°C," but we can't imagine life without fossil fuel. It's time to imagine.
"New studies suggest France 'could easily exceed' 50C by the end of the century while Australian cities are forecast to reach this point even earlier"
Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C and the many cities that are or will soon be this hot
Excellent article about future reality of life in cities at 50C: pavements are empty, parks quiet, playgrounds silent, entire neighbourhoods appear uninhabited. Nobody with a choice ventures outside: society is divided into “cool haves” and “hot have-nots”
“It is the temperature at which human cells start to cook, animals suffer and air conditioners overload power grids. Once an urban anomaly, 50C is fast becoming reality.”
“In almost all countries, hospital admissions and death rates tend to rise when temperatures pass 35C – which is happening more often, in more places. Currently, 354 major cities experience average summer temperatures in excess of 35C”
It is the temperature at which human cells start to cook, animals suffer and air conditioners overload power grids. Once an urban anomaly, 50C is fast becoming reality. ... and it’s grim.
Heat in cities is becoming unbearable. Temperatures on the order of 50 degrees C being recorded increasingly frequently around the world. When will some cities become uninhabitable?
Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C
Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C
#climatechange is here. Wake up, people!
One of the most certain aspects of climate change is that it will surely get hotter in many places. And it'll be worse over land, in cities, and during extreme events.
Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C A look ahead to what urban life will be like in the not too distant future, by and
Sobering : Once an urban anomaly, 50C is fast becoming reality. Society will fracture even more into the haves and the have nots
Halfway to boiling: Cities are heating up to 50C with a major impact on human and animal health
Good read by and on nightmarish world of 50C cities Only few cities now, but fate of many in future if no dramatic cut in CO2 emissions (which are marching in wrong direction... )
“Uncooled air is treated like effluent: to be flushed as quickly as possible.”
"Imagine a city at 50C. The only people in sight are those who have no access to air conditioning, who have no escape from the blanket of heat: the poor, the homeless, undocumented labourers. Society is divided into the cool haves and the hot have-nots"
Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C
Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C
Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C
Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C
Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C
'Even under the most optimistic predictions for emissions reductions, almost half the world’s population will be exposed to potentially deadly heat for 20 days a year by 2100.'
Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C | Cities | The Guardian