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Mid-Century Heat Will Be Tough to Beat in U.K., Study Says

Hot weather disruptions are projected to rise as decades pass -- they already have -- taking metropolitan areas dangerously past historic high temperatures, sometimes for days or weeks at a time.

A study of the U.K. this week in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health , sees a rising probability of dangerous heatwaves as the century progresses. Heat-related deaths could rise by more than 250 percent by mid-century, with some of the most dramatic increases occurring in London.