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Heat Waves Could Make Human Life “Unsustainable” in Parts of Asia and Africa by 2050

HeadlineOct 11, 2022

A new joint report from the United Nations and the Red Cross warns that current rates of greenhouse gas emissions are set to drive more intense heat waves that will cause large-scale suffering and loss of life across huge swaths of Africa and Asia, where human life could become unsustainable by mid-century. The report warns heat waves will add to mass migration and further entrenched inequality — impacts that are already emerging today.

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