Six disasters may hound Tropics at once by 2100

Nov 23, 2018, 7:18 AM EST
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(Source: Bert Kaufmann/flickr)

The researchers from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa are warning that some tropical countries could be struck by six simultaneous climate-related crises by the end of the century.

The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, elaborates how climate-related hazards such as heat waves, wildfires, sea level rise, hurricanes, flooding, drought and shortages of clean water build on each other and may concurrently hit many areas, notes The New York Times.

Usually, the studies have focused on assessing the impact of one or two disasters triggered by climate change, but this research weaves a comprehensive picture of how global warming could attack humanity on many fronts simultaneously, reports Discover.

The overlapping impacts of climate change threaten larger losses of human life in developing nations while the developed countries could bear the brunt more of the economic nature.