Global warming is one of the most deadly threats facing human civilization. If humans do not realize this in time, the consequences can be serious. Research has revealed that by the year 2050, almost five times more people will die due to heat. Researchers have warned that more droughts in the future will put millions of people at risk of starvation.
Global warming is one of the most deadly threats facing human civilization. If humans do not realize this in time, the consequences can be serious. Research has revealed that by the year 2050, almost five times more people will die due to heat.
Nearly five times more people are likely to die from extreme heat in the coming decades, an international team of experts warned on Wednesday. Experts said that without action on climate change, humanity is in grave danger.
Increasing use of fossil fuels poses a health threat
According to The Lancet Countdown, a major annual research conducted by leading researchers and institutions, the intense heat is just one of the many ways in which the world’s still-expanding use of fossil fuels is threatening people’s health.
Due to drought, millions of people will be in danger of dying of hunger
Researchers have warned that due to more droughts in the coming time, there will be a risk of millions of people dying of hunger, and the number of mosquitoes will be greater than ever, which will bring with them infectious diseases. Health services will struggle to cope with all this.
October is the hottest month on record in Europe
This research has come at a time when only last week Europe’s climate monitor had announced that the previous month i.e. October had been the hottest month on record. Despite growing calls for global action, energy-related carbon emissions reached new highs last year, the Lancet Countdown reports.
The number of deaths above 65 years increased by 85 percent
The Lancet Countdown study reported that last year people across the world faced life-threatening temperatures for an average of 86 days. It said the number of people over the age of 65 who died from heat increased by 85 percent from 1991-2000 to 2013-2022.
These may be initial symptoms right now – Marina
“However, these effects that we are seeing today could be the first symptoms of a very dangerous future,” Marina Romanello, executive director of Lancet Countdown, told the media.
According to estimates made in the research, by 2050, more than 520 million people will face severe food insecurity.