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[flagged] Extreme heat is broiling people in developing cities – Science – AAAS (science.org)
27 points by rbanffy 11 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 13 comments





And in the meantime some schools in my country (Romania) are either asking to close down temporarily or are keeping their students with their winter clothes on inside the classrooms because gas (and thus winter heating) has become too expensive. But we are an EU country and don't tick all the orientalist checkpoints as this article does.

Maybe it's just getting older, but I've noticed feeling 'unacclimatized' more significantly after weather changes recently. Hot or cold days seem to surprise my body more than they used to.

We had a crazy heat wave in Seattle this year. I wonder if that could be related physiologically somehow. What are the physiological systems involved in adapting to high temperatures? How long does this adaptive effect last?


Is "broiling" a scientific term?

Well it's from science.org (org being more sciency than com, but maybe not as so as edu?), and Science is in the headline and is even the name of the website. So it must be.

Check out this scientific headline from the site: "diverse South African scientists get superhero alter egos". Newton would be so proud.


I'm not understanding the grievance here: are you upset that a science publication has a "People & Events" section (not a particularly new phenomenon), or that the contents of an article in that section is a human interest piece about diversity?

Not the OP, but actually putting the word "diverse" into a title makes it seem performative (talking the talk) rather than demonstrative (walking the walk). Science should really be more about the latter.

> Science should really be more about the latter.

Sure. But I don't think the article claims to be scientific? It's a human interest piece.


science.org is the website for AAAS which published Science, a journal. I mean, sure, the joke in science is that being published in Science is a guarantee the results are wrong, but... this is just the news section of a science journal.

Cooking something with extreme radiant heat from above? Sounds like a fair description.

The problem is actually high heat combined with high humidity. Sweating fails to cool you down and you cook. Broiling is very high heat and low humidity.

That would be "grilling" in most parts of the world

No way. Grilling implies the heat comes from below while the food sits on a grill, as opposed to broiling where the heat comes from above. Neither is a perfect description of humans cooking due to global warming, but our heat definitely comes from above.




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