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‘Climate endgame’ warning: Scientists warn global warming could trigger nuclear war, financial crisis or an extinction-level pandemic

By SHIVALI BEST FOR MAILONLINE  2 August 2022

‘Climate endgame’ warning: Scientists warn global warming could trigger nuclear war, financial crisis or an extinction-level pandemic as soon as 2070

  • Researchers used modelling to estimate the consequences of 3°C warming
  • They suggest areas of extreme heat will cover two billion people by 2070
  • These areas are some of the most politically fragile and most densely populated

With global temperatures continuing to rise, a new study has warned that we are inching dangerously close to a ‘climate endgame’.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge claim that global heating could trigger nuclear war, financial crisis or an extinction-level pandemic as soon as 2070.

Based on their findings, the researchers are calling for authorities to start preparing for such events.

‘There are plenty of reasons to believe climate change could become catastrophic, even at modest levels of warming,’ said Dr Luke Kemp, lead author of the study.

Climate change has played a role in every mass extinction event. It has helped fell empires and shaped history. Even the modern world seems adapted to a particular climate niche.

‘Paths to disaster are not limited to the direct impacts of high temperatures, such as extreme weather events. 

Knock-on effects such as financial crises, conflict, and new disease outbreaks could trigger other calamities, and impede recovery from potential disasters such as nuclear war.’

In the study, the team used modelling to estimate the consequences of 3°C (5.4°F) warming and beyond.

Their estimations indicate that areas of extreme heat where annual average temperatures are over 29°C (84°F) will cover two billion people by 2070…………………….

The ‘four horsemen’ of the climate endgame 

The researchers propose that research is needed in four key areas, which they call the ‘four horsemen’ of the climate endgame.

These are famine and malnutrition, extreme weather, conflict, and vector-borne diseases……………………. more https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11069613/Global-warming-trigger-nuclear-war-financial-crisis-extinction-level-pandemic-2070.html

August 1, 2022 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change

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