At 1.5C the pro­por­tion of the global pop­u­la­tion ex­posed to wa­ter stress could be 50% lower

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Food scarcity would be less of a prob­lem and hun­dreds of mil­lions fewer peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly in poor coun­tries, would be at risk of cli­mate-re­lated poverty.

At 2C ex­tremely hot days, such as those ex­pe­ri­enced in the north­ern hemi­sphere this sum­mer, would be­come more se­vere and com­mon, in­creas­ing heat-re­lated deaths and caus­ing more for­est fires (see Hell Fire, page 34).

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