Canada is a warning: more and more of the world will soon be too hot for humans | Simon Lewis

Canada is a warning: more and more of the world will soon be too hot for humans | Simon Lewis

Without an immediate global effort to combat the climate emergency, the Earth’s uninhabitable areas will keep growing

The climate crisis means that summer is a time of increasingly dangerous heat. This week in the Pacific north-west, temperature records are not just being broken, they are being obliterated. Temperatures reached a shocking 47.9C in British Columbia, Canada. Amid temperatures more typically found in the Sahara desert, dozens have died of heat stress, with “roads buckling and power cables melting”.

Related: How did a small town in Canada become one of the hottest places on Earth?

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