As many as 3.5 billion people could end up in areas too warm day-in, day-out to be habitable without cooling technology, the study said. Photo: Reuters
As many as 3.5 billion people could end up in areas too warm day-in, day-out to be habitable without cooling technology, the study said. Photo: Reuters

One-third of humans ‘to live in deadly hot areas by 2070’, study finds

  • How many people will end up at risk depends on how much heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions are reduced and how fast world population grows
  • But even less severe scenarios project that in 50 years a couple of billion people will be living in places that are too hot without air conditioning

As many as 3.5 billion people could end up in areas too warm day-in, day-out to be habitable without cooling technology, the study said. Photo: Reuters
As many as 3.5 billion people could end up in areas too warm day-in, day-out to be habitable without cooling technology, the study said. Photo: Reuters
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