Web Desk: Researcher released a report in which they warn that within 60 years, global warming will cause an alarming number of heatwave death, reported Daily Mail.
According to the report, ‘the worst case scenario is a 471 per cent spike in heat-wave-induced deaths, the equivalent of 52,000 people’. The most affected regions will be subtropical and tropical regions.
“We collected baseline time series data from 412 communities of the 20 countries during 1984 and 2015, and estimated the association between heatwaves and mortality in those communities,” study co-author associate Professor Yuming Guo from Monash University in Australia, told the Daily Mail.
Adding,” Then we combined the estimated association with projected future heatwave data under different climate change scenarios and population change scenarios, to project future heatwave-related death numbers.”
“Under extreme climate change scenario and high variant population change scenario, the total predicted annual death number is 51,795,” Professor Guo warned.