Global Heating could make it too Hot for a Third of Humanity by 2080

Written by on May 26, 2023

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – A lot of studies have focused on the economic cost of global heating, caused by humans burning fossil fuels. A new study in Nature Sustainability “Quantifying the human cost of global warming,” by Timothy M. Lenton et al. instead concentrates on what heating will mean for the lives of human beings.

The authors identify a “human climate niche,” of parts of the earth with temperate climates suitable to human well-being, which they argue have been relatively stable for thousands of . . .

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