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Studies have identified the “critical thermal maximum” as 35 degrees Celsius, which is the same as human skin temperature. (Our core temperature is slightly higher, at 37 degrees.) As Jeremy Pal and Elfatih Eltahir write in Nature Climate Change, “35 degrees Celsius is the threshold value of Tw beyond which any exposure for more than six hours would probably be intolerable even for the fittest of humans, resulting in hyperthermia,” or heatstroke. Vanos points out that the survivability metric is “just based off of pure physics, [and has] never really been tested.”

Tom Vanderbilt, ‘Will Heat Remake Human Biology?’


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