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Pate Shingleton: "P.O.'d due to the Heat-O"

3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago August 06, 2013 Aug 6, 2013 Tuesday, August 06 2013 August 06, 2013 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

If you can withstand the heat and high humidity for 47 days, relief is in sight. I've targeted mid-September as a time for temperature and humidity changes. Researchers advanced studies suggesting that increased heat can also increase aggression. The Heat Island Effect is caused by higher populations, increased construction and rising energy consumption resulting in temperature increases by 15 degrees at night. Four years ago, the American Automobile Association conducted a study by positioning cars at red lights during extreme heat. The drivers were instructed to ignore light changes while reactions were monitored. Other studies have found a correlation between hotter weather and elevated crime rates. The New York Times reported that a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control determined that homicides swell between July and September

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