Note — Aug 19, 2018

Heat, the Next Big Inequality Issue

Seen in → No.45

Source → theguardian.com/cities/2018/aug/13/heat-nex...

As is usually the case with worsening anything, including climate change and tech dystopic slants, the most vulnerable people get hit first and hardest.

Last year, Hawaiian researchers projected that the share of the world’s population exposed to deadly heat for at least 20 days a year will increase from 30% now to 74% by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions are allowed to grow. (It will rise to 48% with “drastic reductions”.) They concluded that “an increasing threat to human life from excess heat now seems almost inevitable”.