Climate Change Will Impact 800 Million South Asians By 2050

7 Jul 2018 by Local Press Report

Over 800 million people, or half the population in South Asia could see their living standards worsen by 2050 due to climate change, says an ominous new study by the World Bank. The study, ‘South Asia’s Hotspots’, which focuses on all six countries in South Asia, finds that average temperatures in the region have increased in the last sixty years and will continue rising. Additionally, rainfall is becoming more erratic: some areas will experience more droughts, others more rain.