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Extreme heat will cover 50-80 percent of the territory more than now and will lead to a large number of deaths.
Scientists from the United States predicted a catastrophic increased heat on the planet, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to korrespondent.net.
According to forecasts, the heat wave will increase in size towards the middle of the 21st century.
Even a moderate greenhouse gas emissions, will lead to an increase of the territories covered by extreme heat by 50-80%. According to the worst-case scenario, with maximum emissions of carbon dioxide, the area of the affected regions will be doubled.
The heat will lead to a huge number of deaths among the elderly and vulnerable groups. In addition, overloaded the power grid in an attempt to cope with the heat by using air conditioners.
Scientists say that such heat waves will increase in intensity and duration.