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In 2100, Temperatures in these Countries Will Kill Humans

In 2100, Temperatures in these Countries Will Kill Humans


If you have not been worried about climate change, this is the time. A recent study reveals that climate change will make the temperature and humidity in southern Asian countries harmful to humans.
Published in the journal Science Advances, this study is based on previous findings that say that the most dangerous hot weather effect for humans is a combination of high temperature and high humidity called wet ball temperatures.
In contrast to dry ball temperatures that only measure temperature in the air, wet ball temperatures also measure relative humidity and are usually lower than dry ball temperatures.
For humans, the temperature of this wet ball is very important. The reason, although the temperature in our body 37 degrees Celsius, the skin is usually only 35 degrees Celsius. This difference allows us to sweat and reduce metabolic heat.
However, if the temperature of the wet ball reaches 35 degrees Celsius, our ability to lower body temperature is reduced considerably and, according to the researchers, the most healthy person will die within six hours.
At this time wet ball temperatures rarely reach 31 degrees Celsius. However, this will change by the year 2100. Recent research shows that without serious greenhouse gas reductions, climate change will raise wet ball temperatures to between 31-34.2 degrees Celsius in southern Asian countries.
Dr Elfatih Eltahir from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who wrote this study told the Independent August 3, 2016, heat waves will take us to the threshold of survival, and temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius are very severe.
The three most affected areas are northern India, Bangladesh and southern Pakistan where about 1.5 billion people live.
If so, the tragedy of 2015 could be repeated. In that year, the limit of 35 degrees Celsius was almost reached in the Persian Gulf region and about 3,500 people in Pakistan and India died because of it.
However, what will be more frightening is the food security that threatens everyone.
Dr Eltahir adds, with the disruption to agricultural production, you do not need heat waves to kill humans. Production will decline so everyone will suffer
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