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A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves as result of climate change

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‘For heatwaves, our options are now between bad or terrible,’ says the lead researcher behind the new study. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Study shows risks have climbed steadily since 1980, and the number of people in danger will grow to 48% by 2100 even if emissions are drastically reduced

June 19, 2017 — Nearly a third of the world’s population is now exposed to climatic conditions that produce deadly heatwaves, as the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere makes it Continue reading A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves as result of climate change