Climate change increases heat-related disease, death, new report warns

Climate change increases heat-related disease, death, new report warns

Watch out for the tropical diseases already spreading to Europe, United States and Australia.

The scientists call on governments to take swift action to curb climate change. The Countdown " s experts advise using lower-carbon alternatives to transport and heating, reducing high-carbon food like red meat, designing smart health-services and "divesting' savings and investments from fossil fuel companies.

From 2014-2017, the average length of heatwaves in India ranged from 3-4 days compared to the global average of 0.8-1.8 days, and Indians were exposed to nearly 60 million heatwave exposure events in 2016, a jump of about 40 million from 2012, the report released Thursday showed. It explains that rising temperatures caused 157 billion hours of lost farm work in 2017 that had a significant impact on crops.

It also takes a unique look at the impact climate change can have on mental health, noting a link between an increasing number of suicides and rising temperatures in recent years. In high temperatures, outdoor work, especially in agriculture, is hazardous. So is our economy!

Heatwaves are associated with increased rates of heat stress and heat stroke, exacerbation of heart failure and acute kidney injury from dehydration.

England and Wales, for instance, saw 700 more deaths than normal during a 15-day hot spell in June and July this year, Watts said. The main problems faced include those as a result of air pollution and global warming. So, global coal consumption has fallen since 2013. The Countdown reports that suitability for the transmission of dengue fever from both of these mosquitoes has been increasing in step with recent warming, and is now nearly 10% higher than in the 1950s, with the report's authors sending a warning to health authorities in Brazil and Australia.

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The United States' Northeast has had a 27% increase in the area of coastline suitable for the water-borne Vibrio bacteria, which causes illnesses including gastroenteritis, wound infections, cholera and septicaemia, in the 2010s compared with the 1980s, while the Baltic Sea region of Europe has seen a 24% increase.

Rising ambient temperatures are placing vulnerable populations at increased risk across all regions of the world. In addition, other economic losses: In the past year, 712 extreme weather events led to a global loss of 326 billion dollars (approximately 288 million Euro), nearly three times the amount of 2016.

"We used to be one of the leaders in terms of renewable energy but other countries have now overtaken us", he said. "Rapid climate change has serious consequences for every aspect of human life, exposing vulnerable populations to extreme weather conditions, infectious disease and changes in food security". Only 55% of African countries meet International Health Regulation core requirements for preparedness for a multi-hazard public health emergency. The speed of climate change threatens our, and our children's lives.

California's recent wildfires, spurred by drought, have cost more than 80 lives but have also polluted air as far east as MA, said Gina McCarthy, a former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now at Harvard University's public health school.

In an inaugural collaboration between the Medical Journal of Australia and the The Lancet, 19 experts from 13 of the nation's top universities and research institutes assessed 41 indicators across five key areas including climate change impacts, exposures and vulnerability; adaptation, planning and resilience for health; Mitigation actions and health co-benefits; Economics and finance; and Public and political engagement.

Imperial College London leads on a wide range of inter-disciplinary work to meet some of the greatest challenges faced by society.

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