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Researchers Find Future Temperatures Could Exceed Livable Limits
May 4, 2010
Worst-case scenarios for global warming could lead to deadly temperatures for humans in coming centuries. Researchers for the first time have calculated the highest tolerable "wet-bulb" temperature and found it could be exceeded for the first time in human history in future climate scenarios. A warming of 21 degrees Fahrenheit would put half of the world's population in an uninhabitable environment.
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