Global warming effects
The poorest, living in the land closest to sea level, especially nearest the equator, and people living on the barely-fertile desert edges. Bangladesh comes to mind as particularly exposed, but low lying island countries and even Northern indigenous people like the Inuit are at risk first.
If you think we have a refugee problem now, just wait a few years.
Globally the humidity levels will increase with additional surface area of ocean and fresh water which will make living conditions much less comfortable. This will also result in a higher latent heat load for residential, commercial, industrial, government buildings, etc.. which will result in larger HVAC Air Conditioning systems and higher energy consumption which will exacerbate global warming. Consequently, the strength of storms such as Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Cyclones, etc... will increase as well which will put coastal communities at a an even higher risk for damage and loss of life. Poorer countries will have a much higher propensity for a catastrophic events and could lead to a regional or global crisis with spread of diseases, land grab (via wars), anarchy, etc...,
As other have said, all of us will be affcted, one way or the other. Droughts, flodds, refuggess, you name it.
12 months ago