If no action is taken to curb rising global temperatures by 2100 of about 350 million Europeans will suffer from dangerous climatic conditions. 99% of deaths from extreme weather will be associated with heat, concluded an international group of scientists, the results of a study published in the Lancet jurnalele Planetary Health, reports rosbalt.ru.
Experts analyzed climate data from 1981 to 2010, and compared with the predictions of the growth and migration of the population, and also with predictions of future weather conditions, including the frequency of heat waves, droughts, forest fires, floods and storms.
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Scientists came to the conclusion that, if as a result of global warming the Earth heats up by two degrees, the death rate from rising air temperatures will increase by 5400%, from flooding of coastal areas – 3780%, from forest fires – on 138%, and from hurricanes by 20%.
According to the researchers, by the end of the 21st century the number of victims of extreme weather conditions, can grow from three thousand to 150 thousand people annually.