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Deadly heat waves projected in the densely populated agricultural regions of South Asia

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, August 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#11 of 1,344)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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97 news outlets
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8 blogs
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292 tweeters
facebook
18 Facebook pages
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6 Google+ users
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3 Redditors
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Title
Deadly heat waves projected in the densely populated agricultural regions of South Asia
Published in
Science Advances, August 2017
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.1603322
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Authors

Eun-Soon Im, Jeremy S. Pal, Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

Abstract

The risk associated with any climate change impact reflects intensity of natural hazard and level of human vulnerability. Previous work has shown that a wet-bulb temperature of 35°C can be considered an upper limit on human survivability. On the basis of an ensemble of high-resolution climate change simulations, we project that extremes of wet-bulb temperature in South Asia are likely to approach and, in a few locations, exceed this critical threshold by the late 21st century under the business-as-usual scenario of future greenhouse gas emissions. The most intense hazard from extreme future heat waves is concentrated around densely populated agricultural regions of the Ganges and Indus river basins. Climate change, without mitigation, presents a serious and unique risk in South Asia, a region inhabited by about one-fifth of the global human population, due to an unprecedented combination of severe natural hazard and acute vulnerability.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 54 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 30%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 24%
Student > Master 11 20%
Professor 4 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 6%
Other 7 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 18 33%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 10 19%
Unspecified 6 11%
Social Sciences 5 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 7%
Other 11 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1066. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 September 2017.
All research outputs
#1,660
of 8,526,518 outputs
Outputs from Science Advances
#11
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Outputs of similar age
#126
of 235,816 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Advances
#2
of 217 outputs
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