Climate change is increasing the risks of extreme heat, floods and bushfires, meaning more people are having to consider moving home. But different people come to different decisions.
How’s the humidity? Australia’s east coast has been hit by intense humidity this summer. Here’s why – and why it’s a risk
Most of the 1 billion people in informal settlements are in the tropics where the threat of humid heat is rising. Poor weather station coverage that misses local hotspots puts them even more at risk.
A chemist explains how the structure of your hair follicles, your genetic code and environmental factors like humidity influence how hair behaves on a day-to-day basis.
The biggest risks aren’t always the biggest numbers on the thermometer – humidity gets dangerous faster than many people realize.
Simply put, southern Africans are experiencing heat stress more often than in 1979.
Energy modeling software provides insight into whether letting your A/C relax while you’re gone all day will save you energy – and money.
New research on young, healthy humans found the body begins overheating when exposed to temperatures and humidity lower than previously believed.
Dehumidifiers can help if you’re clever with that you’re trying to achieve, but you should always look to solve the underlying cause. That means, where possible, improving exhaust and ventilation.
On a hot and humid day, the fan is your friend. But ice cream won’t make the difference you think it will.
At this stage it’s hard to know for sure, as there are many differences between the states. But it’s likely that climate plays a role.
Which is worse, dry heat or wet heat? Both, says an exercise physiologist.
We can’t change the weather. But understanding how COVID-19 behaves in different conditions can help us respond to the pandemic.
Some rainstorms drench you in a second, while others drop rain in a nice peaceful drizzle. A meteorologist explains how rainstorms can be so different.
High temperatures, periods of increased relative humidity and more rainfall are likely to happen more in Nigeria’s coastal region under future global warming.
‘Wet-bulb’ temperature records show that deadly thresholds for heat and humidity are arriving faster than anticipated.
Winter is flu season – could it be coronavirus season as well? The research is mixed, but other factors besides temperature and humidity have more to do with the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
Carbon dioxide makes up less than one-twentieth of 1% of Earth’s atmosphere. How does this relatively scarce gas control Earth’s thermostat?
The world’s fastest-growing cities are in the tropics. They are highly exposed to climate change, especially as urban heat island effects and humidity magnify the impacts of increasing heatwaves.
Recent changes to the ball seem to be juicing hitters’ stats. But could other factors, like the climate and advanced analytics, also be playing a role?