Scientists warn that the ongoing heatwaves could be extremely dangerous to the perpetuation of the human species if global warming does not cease to exist. The announcement from the Met Office about what the hottest day of August that the United Kingdon has ever experienced has had a significant impact on the population of all over the world. The temperature of today is expected to rise to 37C.
A recent study comes as proof that the world will face imminent death if the governments continue to ignore the impact of industrialization on the environment. The research was performed by a group of scientists from the National Bureau of Economic Research, focusing on the deadly footprint of greenhouse emissions all over the world.
The correlation between their claims was made using a series of heatwave-related deaths from numerous countries. According to their findings, extreme heat is the deadliest type of severe weather, since heat stress of strokes can kill people without them realizing the danger. During these situations, the body is trying to keep cool, while external factors keep on attacking it. Therefore, the most affected by the heatwave and the most likely to get killed by them are represented by the elderly group.
The most affected areas
The area which is considered to be the riskiest of all is the equatorial region, given the fact that people are living under inhuman conditions, lacking the primary resources to protect themselves from excessive temperatures. This conclusion is based on comparing the death rates in eight tropical countries to the death rate of the European Union as far as the heatwave deaths are concerned.
In the end, the focus of the study was to determine a forecast of the impact of global warming. Consequently, the upcoming heatwaves are expected to kill around 73% of the people out of 100,000, assuming that the greenhouse emissions will maintain the same level by the end of 2100.