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How climate change could make some areas of Earth uninhabitable by 2500

A flower dries in the sun, as scientists warn climate change could make some areas of Earth too hot to live in in the future.

“We need to envision the Earth our children and grandchildren may face, and what we can do now to make it just and livable for them,” says Christopher Lyon. Image: UNSPLASH/Pawel Czerwinski

Shirley Cardenas
Researcher and Writer, McGill University
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Mean number of months per year where UTCI, a measure of heat stress, exceeds ‘very strong’ levels (38°C on the UTCI scale) in present (2020) and future climates in three RCP scenarios Image: 'Climate change research and action must look beyond 2100' (Lyon et al. 2021)

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