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One Billion People Will Be Affected by Rising Temperature

by Richard Wright

A billion people could be affected by extreme heat stress if the world’s temperature rises by 2°C, the Met Office has revealed. 

Heat stress, a deadly mixture of heat and humidity, is threatening the lives of people in regions across the globe, but figures could rise by nearly 15 times. 

According to the Met Office, at the new temperature, the number of people living in areas affected could rise from 68 million to one billion and a 4.0°C rise could see nearly half of the world’s population living in areas potentially affected. 

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