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About The Cover

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August Online Cover of Science Advances shows a laborer working at a brickyard kiln in Noida, India, suffering the effects of a blistering heat wave that hovered above 45 degree Celsius (113F). This issue features a research article detailing advances in accurately calculating and understanding local and regional impacts of climate change. The research presents models that project risks from new types of extreme heat waves that are likely to hit regional hotspots , particularly across South Asia, towards the end of the 21st century. The authors identify areas where climate change, in absence of significant mitigation, is likely to severely impact human health and habitability in one of the most heavily populated regions on Earth. [Photo credit: Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images]