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More killer heatwaves in countries like PH even with 2ºC warming cap – study

informal settlers' homes
HOT CITY. This file photo shows informal settlers’ homes (foreground) dwarfed by highrise buildings in the background near the port of Manila on August 20, 2014. Ted Aljibe/AFP

In future, the tropics will be hit hardest, according to the study, which forecasts the number of ‘deadly days’ under 3 different carbon pollution scenarios

PARIS, France (Jun. 20, 2017) — Climate change will sharply boost the frequency of lethal heatwaves even if humanity caps global warming at two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the core goal of the Paris Agreement, scientists said Monday, June 19. Continue reading More killer heatwaves in countries like PH even with 2ºC warming cap – study

Billions to face ‘deadly threshold’ of heat extremes by 2100, finds study

britons during heatwave 2014
Britons told to stay indoors during a heatwave, July 2014. Credit: Velar Grant / Alamy Stock Photo

Up to three quarters of the world’s population could be at risk from deadly heat extremes by the end of the century, a new study suggests

June 19, 2017 — The research finds that just under a third of the global population is currently exposed to heat extremes that have resulted in deaths in the past. This will increase as global temperatures rise. Continue reading Billions to face ‘deadly threshold’ of heat extremes by 2100, finds study