A recent study by a team of global climate experts found the United States and the UK, which both have populations of around 80 million, would struggle to deal with global warming if temperatures rise at the current rate.
The study was carried out by the International Climate Group and found the US, with a population of about 160 million, could handle the effect of a rise of two degrees Celsius by 2060.
However, the study also found the UK could only cope with the warming effect of two per cent of global temperature rise, meaning the UK would only be able to reduce emissions by half.
The UK has a population around 130 million and has a per capita income of about £12,000.
However the report said it would be “unlikely” for the UK to reduce its emissions by more than 5 per cent.
It said the UK had “low-carbon infrastructure” to deal at the moment, which included a “strong coal-fired electricity sector”.
However the UK has said it will not meet its 2020 target to cut emissions by 35 per cent by 2050, but it is set to meet the target by 2020.
A study by the UK Climate Change Institute also found that the UK was “not likely” to meet its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2070.
The institute found that it would need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 3.5 per cent per year for the United Kingdom to meet it.
It found the carbon emissions in the UK’s transport sector alone would need an increase of 2.5 gigatonnes of CO2 per year to reach the target.
However this is a very conservative figure as many fossil fuel based industries rely on coal and other fossil fuels.
A spokeswoman for the Climate Change Department said: “This report is based on a number of factors, including the level of energy efficiency, economic activity, urbanisation and population growth in each of the countries.”
These factors are not the same across the world.
It is also important to remember that the impacts of climate change are complex and require further study.
“The UK currently has a total carbon emissions of about 6.8 gigatonne of CO 2 a year, which is a quarter of the global average.
Climate change is causing major disruptions to agriculture, water and air quality across the country, affecting people’s ability to get around, and the way we live our lives.
A recent report by the World Resources Institute said the climate impacts could cause an additional 10 billion people to be affected by the effects of climate disruption.
It also found there were “many more vulnerable people and communities” that could suffer from climate change.
It estimated that a third of the world will face a severe food shortage by 2050.