We and our climate
What to do
in the face
This article talks about our outer and inner atmosphere which both have
an effect on our climate.
First, the outer atmosphere und our climate:
"If you are already suffering from the
heat, we don't have very good news for you: it will become even worse and more dangerous in the future.
Anyone who has ever been in hot and humid areas knows the problem: the heat is even more unbearable and oppressive. The reason for this is that our bodies are less able to regulate their temperature under such conditions and overheat more easily.
This can even be fatal. Until now, it was assumed that we can survive humid temperatures* of 35°C for six hours - but only if we stay in the shade and do not move. This value is calculated from the air temperature and humidity.
However, the 35°C was set too high, as researchers found out in an experiment. The participants had to do light work in a special chamber. Meanwhile, the temperature and humidity were increased until the participants' bodies could no longer maintain their core temperature.
As a result, the participants were no longer able to regulate their temperature when the humidity reached 31°C. This was true even for young and healthy people. This was also true for young and healthy people. A wet bulb temperature of 31°C is reached, for example, at 38°C and a humidity of 60% - conditions that could already occur here in summer.
*Wet bulb temperature is the lowest temperature that can be reached by evaporation, depending on the conditions. At 100% relative humidity, the wet bulb temperature is the same as the air temperature, as no cooling by evaporation can take place. You can use this calculator to get humidity temperatures." Source: Newsletter/Moment.at