The study by Berlin's Mercator Research Institute says there’s “overwhelming evidence” that climate change is affecting the whole world; says on-ground impact may be higher as low-income countries have not been covered in the study
Climate change is adversely impacting about 85 percent of the global population spread across roughly 80 percent of all land, finds a study conducted in Germany. A team of researchers leveraged machine learning (ML) technology to sift through some 1,00,000 climate change-related research papers published between 1951 and 2018 to arrive at this conclusion. The team was led by Max Callaghan of Berlin's Mercator Research Institute.
According to the study, nations are experiencing the impact of climate change in different ways such as heatwaves, floods, wildfires, and record-breaking temperatures, among others. The study also points out significant changes in temperature and precipitation due to global warming.
“We have overwhelming evidence that climate change is affecting all continents, all systems,” Callaghan told AFP.