Alarmism over heat waves

by William Yeatman on August 17, 2004

in Science

A paper published in the August 13 issue of Science magazine made the headlines when it predicted more heat waves in Europe and the USA as a result of global warming.

The papers findings were, however, inconclusive, as the predicted range of heat waves for 2080-2099 overlapped with the modeled range for the current climate.  In other words, the paper found that the number of heat waves might decrease in 80 years time.  Moreover, the models also relied on the discredited SRES scenarios referred to above.

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