Originally posted by Fatso
What have you got up your sleeve @SoS? I'm getting worried.
How about a 35°c wet bulb.
Sounds good and it's relevant. All it needs is people to keep on doing what they're doing and that's a given. It's so simple it's brilliant. Try it, mention 35°c and people all say "i've been in hotter" and dismiss it.
We're getting closer and closer. Lots of people already dying, but when we hit 35°, millions could die in days.
Pakistan and India are going to suffer big, but all the middle east, africa and south east Asia are in for massive death and population movement. Everywhere will suffer to various degrees, even Europe, so just as well we're leaving. Don't laugh, it has more validity than most the other reasons.
Pakistan is suffering regularly now and it has not hit the magic number yet.
Dr Seemin Jamali, a senior official at JPMC noted to Al Jazeera:
“The mortuary is overflowing, they are piling bodies one on top of the other. We are doing everything that is humanly possible here. Until [Tuesday] night, it was unbelievable. We were getting patients coming into the emergency ward every minute.”