More than one-fifth of the world’s population is under threat due to global warming, new research suggests. Northern India, Bangladesh and southern Pakistan would be the hardest regions hit by summer heat waves which would be impossible to survive without protection. This part of the world is home to some of the poorest communities who would be unable to survive such heat.
However, lowering carbon emissions made during the 2015 Paris Climate Accord would drastically reduce the risk to the region. Roughly 2% of the Indian population gets exposed to temperatures of 32-degree-Celsius, which is expected to increase to about 70% of the population by 2100. Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accords was done out of self-interest for his fossil fuel friends, and could put millions of lives in danger.
Source: National Geographic