Asked by: Jacob Hipkiss, Southwell
Humans need to sweat to survive in warm conditions, and that’s only possible if the combination of temperature and humidity – known as the wet-bulb temperature – stays below around 35°C. According to a 2012 study by scientists at MIT, this limit could be reached globally if our planet warms by around 12°C. Fortunately, few scientists think global warming will do this in the foreseeable future.
- At the current rate of pollution, when will the Earth become uninhabitable for humans?
- What makes the rock inside volcanoes so hot?