Summer Suffering (image) The Earth Institute at Columbia University Share Print E-Mail Caption Large swaths of the tropics and beyond may see crushing combinations of heat and humidity in coming decades, according to a new study. Credit Ethan Coffel Usage Restrictions Credit must be given. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.