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heatwaves could kill 150,000 people by the end of the century

Why heatwaves cause power outages

Air conditioners use a lot of power, and our air-conditioned homes and businesses and factories are everywhere. Transmission lines have to carry power from these few power plants to many destinations via transmission lines, which are wires with a limited … Continue reading

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Heatwaves could kill 150,000 Americans by 2099

Meanwhile, climate change will be causing blackouts and brownouts, so millions more won’t have air conditioning, perhaps leading to higher death tolls than this article suggests. 30 May 2012 by Michael Marshall. Extra heatwaves could kill 150,000 Americans by 2099. … Continue reading

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