Wet Bulb Temperature



Wet Bulb Thermometer (Picture Courtesy: Crossmr, Wikimedia Commons, CCA-SA 3.0 Unported)


We observed extreme heat this summer which is being linked to climate change by experts. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its 2022 report on climate change and the extreme heat conditions this year added new technical terms to the vocabulary used by the public in daily-life conversations. “Wet Bulb Temperature” is one of those words. 

Wet Bulb Temperature is related to humidity in the air and thus it is crucial in terms of human health. Studies predict that prolonged exposure to wet bulb temperature of 35 degree could be fatal even for a healthy person. The IPCC report says that if carbon emissions are not reduced drastically in the near future, the wet bulb temperature will approach the dangerous level of 35 degrees…read more on NOPR