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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