Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms


OSLO: More than a billion people are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration as global warming brings more high temperatures, a study showed on Monday.

More electricity demand for fridges, fans and other appliances will add to climate change without a shift from fossil fuels to cleaner energies.

In a survey of 52 countries, those most at risk included India, China, Mozambique, Sudan, Nigeria, Brazil, Pakistan, Indonesia and Bangladesh

The U.N.’s health agency says that heat stress linked to climate change is likely to cause 38,000 extra deaths a year worldwide between 2030 and 2050.

Last week, a study by the University of Birmingham in Britain projected that the number of cooling appliances could quadruple by 2050 to 14 billion worldwide, driving a surge in energy consumption.  The Economic Times

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