Extreme Heat Could Make One Third of Planet Uninhabitable
For the Real News, I spoke this week to renowned climate scientist Michael Mann about the extraordinary heat and heat-related fatalities we have seen this summer in Greece, Quebec, California, Sweden and elsewhere.
According to Professor Mann, unless we drastically curb our fossil fuels consumption, one-third of the planet could be rendered uninhabitable by extreme heat.
The affected areas would include some of the most heavily populated regions on earth, such as the north China plain.
This would precipitate an unprecedented displacement of climate refugees and a national security crisis unlike any we have experienced in the modern era.
My discussion with Professor Mann can be watched here: