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Old 08-12-2017, 02:34 PM
 
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Catastrophic heatwaves triggered by climate change could render parts of south Asia uninhabitable by the end of the century, potentially upending the lives of millions of people across India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.

Recent climate change simulations show that the wet-bulb temperature—a combined measure of humidity and temperature—in some parts of the region could exceed what humans can deal with. The human body cannot effectively cool itself beyond a wet-bulb temperature of 35 degree Celsius (°C), which is, therefore, considered the upper limit of survivability. But the research suggests that areas in the Chota Nagpur Plateau, northeastern India, and Bangladesh could breach that mark if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise throughout the century, endangering approximately 4% of south Asia’s population by 2100.

Heatwaves could turn parts of India and Pakistan uninhabitable by the end of the century

35C is about 95F: it gets hotter than that in Saudi and so on and, has been that way long before anybody alive in 2017 was born.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:45 PM
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A 95 degree wet bulb temp means the coolest you can get with evaporation (like sweating) would be 95 degrees. The hottest wet bulb conditions in that region were 86F in 2015 during a heat wave.

If conditions did reach 95F wet bulb, it would be a very bad place to be. Unless you have AC

Very high wet bulb conditions are quite deadly

Wet Bulb at 33 C — Human Hothouse Kills Nearly 800 in Pakistan

https://robertscribbler.com/tag/wet-...eratures-35-c/
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:48 PM
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Can we tax our ways out of this one?

I say we give it the ole college try!

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Old 08-12-2017, 03:23 PM
 
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Catastrophic heatwaves triggered by climate change could render parts of south Asia uninhabitable by the end of the century, potentially upending the lives of millions of people across India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.
Not if they have air conditioning, which they will certainly have barring catastrophic povertywaves triggered by unwise policies in response to climate change.
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:27 PM
 
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Yes....If we continue on current trend lines parts of this globe will be uninhabitable. Just like we have created dead zones in the ocean we will create them on land. When that time comes it will make the current migration of people look like a trickle. Tens of millions will be on the march.
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:40 PM
 
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Catastrophic heatwaves triggered by climate change -
What FACTS support that conclusion?
Are all "catastrophic" weather events due to global climate change?
And if so, are they anthropogenic ?
Such pronouncements that link every statistical anomaly to the boogey man only adds to the humor when AGCC / AGW is discredited as pseudo-science based on beliefs supported by inaccurate computer models that have yet to accurately predict anything in the past 25 years.
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:42 PM
 
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Heatwaves could turn parts of India and Pakistan uninhabitable by the end of the century
Nearly half of Bangladesh is on a flood plain, as such half of the country will flood regularly. Parts of India aren't habitable now, will global warming render the uninhabitable parts more uninhabitable? Much of Sri Lanka is mountainous, and as such can't sink. Many wish Pakistan would sink or become uninhabitable, but it's been full of desert and nasty rocks for a very long time. So what will change?
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:45 PM
 
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The only solution is fewer people. The earth is just trying to kill off humans to a sustainable number. 7 Billion people are for too many.
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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more chicken little scenarios
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:52 PM
 
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Adapt or die.
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