A new study has found that 30 percent of the world’s population is currently exposed to potentially deadly heat for 20 days per year or more—and like a growing forest fire, climate change is spreading this extreme heat.
Without major reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2, up to three in four people will face the threat of dying from heat by 2100. However, even with reductions, one in two people at the end of the century will likely face at least 20 days when extreme heat can kill, according to the analysis, published on Monday in Nature Climate Change.
That is one human lifetime in the future. And imagine the hell getting from here to there. And this is only focused on heat waves. What about increased diseases from proliferation of insects like mosquitoes and ticks, etc. Think about food production as plants are unable to adapt to weather changes or are impacted by the ever more frequent microburst and other freaky storms. Think about the positive feedback loops that happen as warming accelerates – which also isn’t included in this study.
Is National Geographic fake news, propaganda media, can it be trusted to be telling us the truth or not?