Human-induced global heating ‘causes over a third of heat deaths’

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Between 1991 and 2018, human activity contributed to 37% of all heat-related deaths in locations studied

More than a third of all heat-related deaths around the world between 1991 and 2018 can be attributed to human-induced global heating, research has found.

Climate breakdown has a range of effects ranging from wildfires to extreme weather. As the temperatures rise, more intense and frequent heatwaves disproportionately affect elderly people and those with underlying chronic conditions such as asthma, making them more vulnerable to disease and premature death.

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