Meeting the world’s climate goals could prevent millions living in the tropics from facing episodes of “intolerable heat”, a new study finds. The research examines future changes to heat and humidity in the tropics, a rapidly booming region which could be home to around half of the world’s population by 2050. Extremely hot and humid conditions pose a danger to human health. This is because when the air is hot and humid, humans are unable to effectively control their body temperature through sweating.
Independent 8th March 2021 read more »