Africa to Fry Under Any of the Current Climate "Scenarios"


Alex Wierbinski's picture

By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 06 June 2019

 

ECO-CRASHING NEWS HEALTH & FITNESS

Africa to Fry Under Any of the Current Climate "Scenarios"

Extreme Heat to Hit One Third of the African Urban Population,
Université de Genève, June 5, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

173 African Cities
"...a range of possible scenarios regarding the rate of climate change and socio-economic development in 173 African cities for the years 2030, 2060 and 2090."

Population Growth & Urbanization
"...highlight the influence of socio-economic development on the impact of climate change."

Lethal Combination
"...Africa - are experiencing heavy urbanisation and socio-economic development, leading to an explosion in the size of urban populations. A combination of these two factors is having a major impact on the living conditions of city-dwellers in Africa, especially in terms of exposure to extreme - or even lethal - temperatures."

Measuring Unbearable
"...calculate the number of people per day exposed to apparent temperatures above 40.6°C (105°F) in cities in Africa on an annual basis."

Extreme, Potentially Lethal Level
40.6°C (105°F)
"...in terms of exposure to extreme - or even lethal - temperatures. "We consider the critical threshold to be 40.6°C in apparent temperature, taking humidity into account..."

Best Case
40.6° Days Up 376%
"In the best case, 20 billion person-days will be affected in 2030, compared to 4.2 billion in 2010 - a jump, in other words, of 376%."

Worse Case
40.6° Days Up 4967%
"...an explosion in urbanisation and a climate badly disturbed by a continuous increase in CO2 - the figures rise even more sharply: 26 billion in 2030 (up 519% compared to 2010), 95 billion in 2060 (up 2160%) and 217 billion in 2090 (up 4967%)!"

Worse Case 2090
One Third Perpetually over 105°
"This means that one third of the population would be exposed every day to a minimum temperature of 40.6°C or that every African city would experience this heat for four months of the year."

Why
"Climate change, population growth and urbanisation are instrumental in increasing exposure to extreme temperatures."

 

 

The Bottom Line

Everything is heating up faster than science has, and is, anticipating... while the Corporate Growth Machine of Death that's driving this mess forward is doing everything in its power to continue driving the primary cause of our changing climate forward.

The causes of our environmental collapse are clearly found in the irresponsible expansion of our population, combined with moving all of the production that secured our middle class democracy to environmentally unregulated tyranical nations, which are exactly the international and domestic policies that moved all the wealth of our nation into the very fewest hands in our whole nation's history.

their own profits further beyond their already unsustainable levels, as rapidly as they possible can...

 

 

MORE CLIMATE RESEARCH
Evolving Regional Disasters

KARMA IS COMING: Global Warming Will Fry the Whole Middle East

 

Climate-exodus expected in the Middle East and North Africa

 

Frequency of extreme heat waves on the increase in Africa: Could occur annually by 2040

 

Climate change predicted to increase Nile flow variability

 

FLORIDES TO FRY

 

 

Cal to Ride the Tiger, Extreme Weather to Lash California

 

2018 Climate Change News: North China Plain Rapidly Becoming Uninhabitable

 

 

MORE CLIMATE RESEARCH
Frequency of Killer Heatwaves-Heat

Grim News about The Future of the Great Northern Hemisphere Heat Wave of 2018

 

Nov 2018
Climate Research, 2018: Extreme Heat Expanding with the End of Cold

 

Mar 2018

CONSEQUENCES of IRRESPONSIBLE GROWTH: The Rise of Heat Waves

 

Nov 2017
Climate Crash News, Weird Weather: Heat Wave-a-topia, More Heat Waves Coming

 

Sept 2017
Extreme Weather Increasing

 

 

Eco Crashing News

June 2019 News of Man & Nature

 

 

 

TOP

 

 

 

More
Nature News

 

Climate Destruction News

 

Trees

Bee News

Bear News

Spider Forum

Bird News

Small Mammals

Frogs and Reptiles

Butterfly News

 

Health and Fitness

Mountain Safety

Mosquito News

Female Trail

High Sierra History

 

Astro-Phys, Space, & Science News

High Sierra Geology News

Fish, Oceans, & Water News

Anthropocene

 

 

TOP

 

climate change, Africa, rising heat, extreme heat, population, urbanization, trends, temperatures, African cities, climate scenarios

 

Powered by Drupal, an open source content management system

Latest News: RSS FEED

Syndicate content

Support Tahoe to Whitney

The Tahoe to Whitney Trail Guide and Magazine are walked, written, funded, and supported by my efforts, with the help of kindred spirits and my sister.

We offer valuable Trail Guide, Skills, Weather, News and Analysis.

My goal is to get you out to see your natural and social potential. Help me keep this unique resource accessible and expanding towards its potential. We've a lot of miles to cover ahead...

I NEED HELP!
If you feel these efforts are valuable, I'm cordially inviting you to support them, here:

 

 

I am currently working towards publishing the completed guide between Tahoe & Yosemite as an e-book, while converting this "blog" to a fine magazine format. You will like the results! Help Tahoe to Whitney reach its potential!

 

Why Support Tahoe to Whitney?
Mission Statement