South Asia at risk from deadly heatwaves - Supply Management
Without serious mitigation, agricultural workers will face intense heat © SIPA USA/PA Images
Without serious mitigation, agricultural workers will face intense heat © SIPA USA/PA Images

South Asia at risk from deadly heatwaves

20 September 2017

Scientists have warned that climate change could render parts of South Asia uninhabitable by the end of the 21st century.

A study said that conditions in Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka – home to roughly one fifth of the global human population – could suffer deadly heatwaves that render regions uninhabitable as heat and humidity exceed human survivability levels between 2071 and 2100.

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