Study: Earth may start to become a desert by 2050

A Newsweek article discusses a study that shows just how bad global warming will impact the planet. If we can’t hold the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, many parts of Earth may start to become a desert in the next 30 years. A quote from the article:

“More than 25 percent of the Earth will experience serious drought and desertification by the year 2050 if the attempts made by the Paris climate agreement to curb global warming are not met, according to a new study by the journal Nature Climate Change.

The study claims that if the Earth’s average yearly temperature is raised by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2050, the areas of the world experiencing “aridification,” or drying of the planet, will increase.”

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