Global Hot Spots

People in major cities are exposed to deadly temperatures 3X more often than in the 1980s—with cities in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East bearing the brunt, according to a new analysis of 13,000+ cities.
The study combines the detailed observations of weather stations with the global reach of satellites to give an unusually detailed look at how rising temperatures impact city-dwellers around the world, with an interactive map showing hot spots.
Striking: India alone makes up more than half of the global increase in urban heat exposure.
Climate change is part of the problem—but so is poverty and explosive population growth, and heat-absorbing urban concrete and pavement also play a role.

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