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May 5, 2020, The Denver Post 

KENSINGTON, MD.» In just 50 years, 2 billion to 3.5 billion people — mostly the poor who can’t afford air conditioning — will be living in a climate that historically has been too hot to handle, a new study said.

With every 1.8 degree Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius) increase in global average annual temperature from manmade climate change, about a billion or so people will end up in areas too warm day-in, day-out to be habitable without cooling technology, according to ecologist Marten Scheffer of Wageningen University in the Netherlands, co-author of the study.

How many people will end up at risk depends on how much heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions are reduced and how fast the world population grows.

 

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