Heat waves are expected to become more commonplace in the southeastern U.S. as climate change continues, according to a new study. One potential implication is that a toxin associated with warmer ocean temperatures could continue to migrate northward, the study notes. Meanwhile, populations have been increasing in states such as South Carolina. "There are going to be more people here to experience the impacts the climate models are projecting," said University of South Carolina geography professor Kirstin Dow, one of the main authors of the report.
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