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Increase in drought–heatwave events worsens socio-economic productivity and carbon uptake

In a warming climate, more than 90% of the global population and gross domestic product might be exposed to increasing risks of compound drought–heatwave events, with more severe effects in poor and rural areas. Furthermore, relative to the current climate, future compound events would disproportionally affect the global terrestrial carbon sink.

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Fig. 1: Future changes in CDHWs.


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This is a summary of: Yin, J. et al. Future socio-ecosystem productivity threatened by compound drought– heatwave events. Nat. Sustain. (2023).

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Increase in drought–heatwave events worsens socio-economic productivity and carbon uptake. Nat Sustain 6, 241–242 (2023).

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