Measuring climate change: It’s not just heat, it’s humidity

  • FILE - A villager holds an umbrella as dark clouds loom over Balasore district in Odisha, India, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, ahead of a powerful storm barreling toward the eastern coast. When it comes to measuring global warming, it’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity that matters in dangerous climate extremes, according to a study released on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the U.S. (AP Photo/File)

When it comes to measuring global warming, humidity, not just heat, matters in generating dangerous climate extremes, a new study finds.