Increasing Temperature, Threat To Human Health – World Bank

The World Bank has disclosed that increasing temperature and humidity pose a severe threat to human health and outdoor productive activities.

This disclosure was made in a recent report titled ‘The Cold Road to Paris: mapping pathways toward sustainable cooling for resilient people and economies by 2050’.

According to the report, there is a substantial threat of severe heat, with the possibility of 60 per cent of the global land surface being exposed to very high heat extremes by the end of the century.

 It was further stated that South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia will likely be more exposed to very high heat extremes by the end of the century at 2°C warming.

The report also stated that 96 per cent of the world population would encounter uncommon summer temperatures, which pose great challenges to health, food security, and livelihoods, undermining poverty reduction efforts.

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