Billions of people could face deadly heat stress in a warming climate of 2 degrees: Report

“At the new temperature – according to new figures and a map from the Finnish Meteorological Institute – the number of people living in areas affected by extreme heat stress will rise from the current 68 million to about a billion,” the study found, adding 4.0 degrees. An increase in C could result in nearly half of the world’s population living in areas that may be affected.

Experts who based their findings on data from an international team led by the University of Exeter said tropical countries such as Brazil and Ethiopia suffer the most.

“This new combined analysis shows that global warming must be limited to well below 2.0 degrees. The higher the degree of global warming, the more serious and widespread the risks to human life are, but these greater risks can still be avoided if we act now,” the project manager and climate scientist Richard Betts The Finnish Meteorological Institute and the University of Exeter said.

The risk of thermal stress to humans depends on both temperature and humidity and is expressed using a wet temperature that the researchers limited to 32 degrees.

“At this level, vulnerable members of the population and those who do physical outdoor work are at greater risk of adverse health effects,” they warned.

The report from the British Meteorological Office is due to take place in Glasgow, Scotland from 31 October to 12 October. The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November is expected to make significant commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, achieve carbon neutrality and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. degrees.

Source: ANI / Sputnik

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