Mar 28, 2017 08:12 AM EDT
Global warming in the forthcoming days is going to play a significant part in increasing the death toll of human beings, say the scientists. They warn that not only due to natural calamities like droughts and floods, but also there will a number of deaths due to increasing heat waves and the climate change.
According to Phys.org, the nations involved in the 2015 Paris Agreement have agreed to keep the global warming less than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial levels. However, the scientists are not very hopeful that this pledge will help in keeping down the rising levels of mercury and controlling the climate change.
In a recent study, it has been found that the number of cities experiencing heat stress has become double with 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) of warming. This climate change will affect an additional 350 million people globally by 2050. Researchers opine that even if measures are taken according to the 2015 Paris pledge, cities like Karachi in Pakistan and Kolkata in India are going to face the same scorching conditions that prevailed in 2015, with an average death toll of about 1200 people in Pakistan and nearly 2000 people in India.
According to The Guardian, there has been a significant part that human activity has played in worsening the global warming situation. Researchers have looked into a dozen models of climatic changes simulations, to find that there has been an increment of "temperature distribution favoring planetary wave stalling" in 70% cases.
Researchers have also seen that the Arctic is heating up faster than the lower latitudes and land areas are heating up faster than the oceans. This is helping global warming to alter the difference of large scale wind patterns between the tropics and the poles. It is the reason why Arctic circles are experiencing record increase in temperatures in the recent times and less ice covered areas.
Researchers opine that this global rise in temperature is not only harmful to the flora and fauna, but also for the human society on this planet. Their calculations are evident of the climate change and how the devastation due to global warming has increased with time.
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