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more than half of the world’s population could be exposed to deadly heat waves by century’s end.
2017/07/29 04:52
If the world reduces emissions, it can reduce the impacts of warming as much as possible.
2017/07/29 04:53
A shift to more, and more extreme, heat is one of the clearest outcomes of global warming: as overall temperatures rise, extreme heat becomes more likely, and extreme cold less likely.
2017/07/29 04:56
Heat waves could lead to excess deaths at lower temperatures when humidity was sky high, as was the case during a 2010 Moscow heat event that killed thousands.
2017/07/29 05:01
If emissions aren’t curtailed at all and continue to increase, 75 percent would be under threat.
2017/07/29 05:02
The biggest increases in potentially deadly heat were found, somewhat surprisingly, in the tropics, where many developing countries are.
2017/07/29 05:07
While this region won’t see the biggest increase in temperature, conditions are already so hot and humid that a small rise can tip them over the edge.
2017/07/29 05:08
Developing countries, though, often lack the resources to fund adaptation efforts.
2017/07/29 05:08
they need to take action to curb warming, and the sooner the better.
2017/07/29 05:09