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Half the global population could face ‘unknown’ climates by mid-century

drought-tolerant rice
Drought-tolerant rice. Credit: International Rice Research Institute.

Billions of people across the world could see climates they’ve never experienced before by the middle of the century, a new study says

May 22, 2017 — Using a measure of climate ‘familiarity,” the researchers show that the tropics in particular are likely to experience conditions that are virtually unheard of for the region in the present climate. Continue reading Half the global population could face ‘unknown’ climates by mid-century