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Heat waves cost poor countries the most, exacerbating inequality

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By Lucie AUBOURG

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The reason for that disparity is simple: poor countries are often situated closer to the tropics, where temperatures are warmer anyway. During heat waves, they become even hotter.

This is obviously not a coincidence, even without the extremely negative effects of climate change there is a huge handicap for human life in the tropics, heat waves are just one of the examples why. The worst thing is that most if not all of those factors are going to become more and more important in the future in the same way.

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The reason for that disparity is simple: poor countries are often situated closer to the tropics, where temperatures are warmer anyway. During heat waves, they become even hotter.

This is obviously not a coincidence,

No one would think it would be a coincidence. Just as during a cold wave, temperatures become even colder.

Simple, elementary science.

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"But according to Mankin, the most important response is to reduce carbon emissions to slow down global warming at the source."

The real problem is 8 billion humans. But everyone is afraid to ask that question.

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No one would think it would be a coincidence. Just as during a cold wave, temperatures become even colder.

What does that have to do with the location being precisely why developing countries are still developing? read the comment, it is not the heat that is "coincidentally" related to the problems but that the countries that are more heavily affected are already at a disadvantage.

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