Parts of the world could face unlivable conditions in 50 years if humans don't tackle climate change - study

Parts of the world could face nearly unlivable conditions in 50 years' time if humans don't tackle climate change.

A new study has found that if greenhouse gases aren't cut, temperatures could rise by 7.5C on average by 2070.

This would make places like Brazil, the Middle East, and India unlivable with the heat likened to that of the Sahara Desert.

"The bottom line is that over the coming decades, the human climate niche is projected to move to higher latitudes in unprecedented ways," says the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the US journal.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, energy demand and carbon emissions are set to plummet globally by record amounts.

Global energy demand could slump by 6 percent in 2020 due to the restrictions placed on homes and industry in what would be the largest contraction in absolute terms on record, according to the International Energy Agency.

The latest climate change study notes it's not too late to alleviate the effects of global warming to prevent such a rapid temperature rise.

"It is important that we can now express the benefits of curbing greenhouse gas emissions in something more human than just monetary terms," said the University of Exeter climate specialist Tim Lenton, the study's co-author.

"The good news is that these impacts can be greatly reduced if humanity succeeds in curbing global warming," Lenton said, as reported by USA Today.

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