In one Australia the number of deaths from heat is underestimated in the official statistics at least 50 times.
Australian scientists say that today around the world thousands of people are dying from the effects of climate change, but the official documentation of the deaths does not take into account the impact of these large-scale environmental disasters. On Monday, May 25, reports Science Aler.
It is noted that this conclusion came a group of Australian experts in the field of health. Their article was published in The Lancet Planetary Health. Scientists believe that in Australia, a heatwave is the most dangerous risk associated with global warming. If the level of emissions, the world will remain at the current level by 2080 in the country’s cities mortality from increased temperature may increase at least four times.
“Climate change is a killer, but we don’t show it in the death certificate,” said the doctor Annagret hunter from the Australian National University.
Scientists say that in Australia the number of deaths from heat is significantly underreported in official statistics – at least 50 times. The authors say that these data are important for understanding the magnitude of the crisis, although recognize that it is possible to diagnose the patient’s heart attack or cancer, but reasonable to associate his death with climatic factors – is much more difficult.
Researchers warn that climate change will become one of the most difficult challenges for health care, even after the curbing of the epidemic of the coronavirus.
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We will remind that earlier scientists have predicted catastrophic for people heat. The onset of life-threatening heat, the researchers predict. In some countries, the temperature in 30 years would be so high that they become a danger to humans.