The study in the journal Science Advances warned of “summer heatwaves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what humans can survive without protection”.
The research is based on two climate models. One is a ‘business-as-usual’ scenario in which little is done to contain climate change, and the second is aimed at limiting temperature rise to well below two degrees Celsius, as pledged by more than 190 nations under the 2015 Paris climate accord.
The study is the first of its kind to look not just at temperatures, but at the forecast of ‘wet-bulb temperature,’ which combines temperature, humidity and the human body’s ability to cool down in response.
Source: Express Tribune