South Asia May Become Too Hot for Humans to Survive by 2100

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Families cool off in a pond during a heat wave on June 2, 2012, in New Delhi, India.

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By the end of this century, temperatures in South Asia — a region where about one-fifth of the world’s population lives — could become too hot and humid for people to survive, according to a new study.

Climate change in Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka could be so severe by the late 21st century that temperatures and humidity may exceed the upper levels of human survivability, scientists reported in a study published online Aug. 2 in the journal Science Advances. The hazard posed by such extreme conditions over a crescent-shaped region where 1.5 billion people live could have disastrous effects, the authors wrote. [The 8 Hottest Places on Earth]


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This article and images were originally posted on [Live Science] August 7, 2017 at 12:48PM

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