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Study warns increasing Health Risks, Deaths, due to Global Warming

Study warns increasing Health Risks, Deaths, due to Global Warming
Study warns increasing Health Risks, Deaths, due to Global Warming

Climate change is creating more individuals around the world vulnerable to heat exposure, putting them at greater risk of kidney and heart disease, heat stress, as well as other neighboring killers, scientists warned on Wednesday.

Global warming’s effects seem most serious for urban and aging inhabitants as well as people who have chronic health ailments. And Europe and the eastern Mediterranean are somewhat more vulnerable compared to Africa and southeast Asia because of many elderly individuals living in densely populated towns, the investigators said in an investigation from The Lancet medical journal.

“Trends from the consequences of climate change, exposures and vulnerabilities show unacceptably large risk for health, today and in the long run,” said Hilary Graham, a professor at Britain’s York University that co-led the job.

The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change included work from 27 academic associations in areas from health to technology to ecology, also experience from the United Nations and intergovernmental agencies throughout the world.

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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), climate change impacts many aspects impacting health, such as clean water and air, shelter and food. It estimates that between 2030 and 2050, climate change may result in an extra 250,000 deaths per year because of malnutrition, diarrhoea, malaria and heat strain.

The analysis found that in 2017, some 157 million vulnerable individuals were subjected to heatwaves. Some 153 billion hours of labor were dropped last year because of heat exposure, it stated.

Additionally, it discovered that small changes in temperatures and rain may lead to massive fluctuations in the transmission of specific infectious diseases spread through mosquitoes and water, such as cholera, malaria and dengue fever.

Howard Frumkin, a climate and health specialist in the Wellcome Trust that part-funded the job, said the findings were apparent.

“Climate change is directly affecting our health, together with intense heat, by way of instance, forcing wildfires, crop failures, and infectious diseases and costing lives all over the globe,” he said, and urged all industries to act more quickly to curb climate change and”decrease the potentially devastating effect on the world and our health”.

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Michael Gerson


Michael has worked with various big media House of USA. He is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in The Post. He is the author of “Heroic Conservatism” (HarperOne, 2007) and co-author of “City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era” (Moody, 2010). He appears regularly on the “PBS NewsHour,” “Face the Nation” and other programs. Gerson serves as senior adviser at One, a bipartisan organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases. Until 2006, Gerson was a top aide to President George W. Bush as assistant to the president for policy and strategic planning. Prior to that appointment, he served in the White House as deputy assistant to the president and director of presidential speechwriting and assistant to the president for speechwriting and policy adviser.

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