Why 40°C Is Bearable in a Desert but Lethal in the Tropics

The Conversation

Being deprived of shade exposes the body to heat from direct sunlight, while higher humidity means that the rate of evaporation from our skin will decrease. It’s this humidity that meant the recent heatwave in south-east Asia was so dangerous, as it’s already an extremely humid part of the world.


INFOGRAPHIC: Taiwan’s Cities are One Giant Heat Sink

Morley J Weston

If you want to keep cool in Taiwan, start growing some rice or fish.

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