A new, unpublished analysis conducted by Brown University researchers of weather data collected at T.F. Green airport over the last 60 years shows a significant rise in the number of extremely hot days.
After a study showed that Rhode Islanders are more likely to seek emergency care and die on days hotter than 80 degrees, Brown University researchers have counted such days over the last six decades. The researchers found the yearly total is increasing.
(Distributed October 5, 2015)