Deadly Heat Stress to Become Commonplace Across South Asia Already at 1.5°C of Global Warming

Date Published 2021, May 10

Authors Fahad Saeed, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Moetasim Ashfaq

The study calculates the impact of an additional half degree of warming between 1.5°C and 2°C for hundreds of millions of people in South Asia, a region that is already experiencing lethal heat events. It finds that governments can virtually halve exposure to potentially lethal temperatures if global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C are successful.