More than half of global warming deaths each year are caused by global warming, according to a recent study to estimate the cost of climate change.
But scientists say that this is just one aspect of climate change – that more people are dying from extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods and droughts – and the number of deaths due to heat will increase as a result of global warming.
Many researchers looking at global warming in 732 cities around the world from 1991 to 2018 calculated that 37% were due to global warming due to global warming, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
That’s about 9,700 people a year from these cities, but it’s global, the lead author said.
“These are heat-related deaths that can be avoided. It’s a direct cause, “says Ana Vicedo-Cabrera, a pathologist at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Bern in Switzerland.
The highest number of deaths due to climate change were in South American cities.
Vicedo-Cabrera pointed to southern Europe and southern Asia as other places that are dying as a result of climate change.
Sao Paulo, Brazil, dies at high temperatures, at about 239 a year, researchers have found.
About 35 percent of heat deaths in the United States could be blamed for climate change, the study found. That is more than 1,100 deaths a year in nearly 200 U.S. cities, more than 141 in New York. Honolulu had the highest share of deaths due to climate change, 82%.
Scientists used end-of-year research in 732 cities to develop designs that explain how each city’s mortality changes with the temperature and how the dead temperature varies in cities. Some cities are more prone to temperatures than others because of the fresh air, culture and environment, says Vicedo-Cabrera.
The researchers then took the heat and compared it with 10 computers that simulate a climate without climate change. The difference is the human temperature that causes it.
Using this method of scientific adoption on 732 city temperature controllers, scientists calculated long-term deaths due to climate change.
“People are still asking for evidence that climate change is already in our lives. The study answers this question using the latest scientific methods, and the amount of scientific findings to study is impressive, “said Jonathan Patz, director of Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
Patz, who was not part of the study, said he was one of the first to report the current death toll, and not the future.
“Climate change is not the future,” lead author Antonio Gasparrini, a professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told AFP.
“We can already measure the negative effects on health, in addition to environmental and environmental factors,” Gasparrini said.
The catastrophic floods that may have occurred once a hundred years after the end of climate change, by the sixth century, occur more frequently, scientists warn.
An increasing area in which climate science is measuring its magnitude, for example, hurricane force, drought period, or hurricane damage has increased as a result of global warming.
But little research has attempted to do the same on human health, says Dan Mitchell, a researcher at the Cabot Institute for Environment at the University of Bristol.
“Change of mindset is important … so that world leaders can understand the dangers,” he said in response to Nature Climate Change.