Global warming may make humidity worse

New Yorkers cool off in the ocean at Brooklyn's Coney Island in New York August 1, 2006. The number of heat-related deaths in and around New York City will nearly double by 2050 - and could rise as high as 95 percent -- due to global warming if no efforts are made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a new study shows. (Erin Siegal/Reuters)AP – The world isn’t just getting hotter from man-made global warming, it’s getting stickier. It really is the humidity. The amount of moisture in the air near the surface — the stuff that makes hot weather unbearable — increased 2.2 percent in just under three decades. And computer models show that the only explanation is man-made global warming, according to a study published in Thursday’s journal Nature.

Global warming may make humidity worse

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