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Tropics will be the first region to be hit hard by global warming
Tropics will be the first region to be hit hard by global warming

Scientists have determined when the climates of numerous locations around the world will shift to a new, hotter normal as a result of higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Wednesday in the journal Nature. The tropics appear most likely to be the first to shift to an unprecedented new climate, perhaps as early as the next decade, the analysis shows. The average location on Earth could experience a substantially different climate by 2047 if human beings continue to do little to rein in emissions of heat-trapping gases, the report warns. The shifts to consistently warmer temperatures in the world’s climates pose a considerable threat to thousands of plant...

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