Thursday, August 3, 2017

Climate Change--Reduces Plant Proteins, Killer Humid Heatwaves

I was shocked to read that Climate Change will reduce the protein content of plants. Climate Change Is Draining Protein Out Of Staple Crops.

"Based on data gathered from experiments conducted on crops that were exposed to projected atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, the team found that protein, something vital for human existence, is set to disappear from staple crops."

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

"Extreme heatwaves that kill even healthy people within hours will strike parts of the Indian subcontinent unless global carbon emissions are cut sharply and soon, according to new research.

Even outside of these hotspots, three-quarters of the 1.7bn population – particularly those farming in the Ganges and Indus valleys – will be exposed to a level of humid heat classed as posing “extreme danger” towards the end of the century.

The new analysis assesses the impact of climate change on the deadly combination of heat and humidity, measured as the “wet bulb” temperature (WBT). Once this reaches 35C, the human body cannot cool itself by sweating and even fit people sitting in the shade will die within six hours..."

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