China faces a great risk for heat waves that are dangerous for the human life. Credit: MIT
Deadly heat waves could hit China hard by the end of the century - science news daily

China holds one of the biggest density of people on Earth, but soon it could become less hospitable due to climate change. A recent study shows that the risk of deadly heat waves is significantly increased because of intensive irrigation in a relatively dry but highly fertile region, known as the North China Plain. The irrigation exposes more water to evaporation, leading to higher humidity in the air than would otherwise be present and exacerbating the physiological stresses of the temperature. Towards the end of the century, the increase in temperatures may push this region towards the boundaries of habitability.

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Scientific publication: Nature Communications