More than 100 experts – doctors, climatologists and economists conducted a large-scale study and examined 41 indicators, according to Wired with reference to The Lanced.
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The number of thermal exposures began to grow
Climate change creates extreme heat waves that cause heat exposure. This is especially observed in Europe, where last summer many countries, taking into account Ukraine, recorded record high temperatures.
Thermal exposure fixation
This is especially dangerous for older people who live alone in apartments that easily overheat.
The “heat radiation event” in this graph is one heat wave experienced by one person over 65 years old. In 2018, 220 million emissions of thermal waves were recorded around the world, which broke the record in 2015 – then there were 209 million of them.
The number of diseases is growing rapidly
Climate change increases the risks of infection with the dengue virus, which is transmitted by the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. This is due to a number of factors, including fluctuations in high and low temperatures per day. 9 out of 10 “most comfortable” years for the spread of this virus occurred in the last decade.
Exotic viruses spread around the world
The dengue virus is not the only one that began to spread in those climatic conditions where it had not previously been seen. Now we are witnessing worldwide outbreaks of such diseases that we are used to hearing from the Caribbean.
Crop and GDP are falling
These graphs show a reduction in the growth duration of the main crops. Roughly speaking, crops ripen too quickly with much lower yields.
For each increase in the average global temperature by 1 degree Celsius, the yield of corn will fall on average by 7.4%, wheat – by 6%, rice – by 3.2%.
How crop performance falls
Farmers have to worry not only about drought, but also about pests that are moving into new regions due to climate change.
World lost $ 166 billion in 2018 due to extreme weather
This is what cash inaction looks like. In 2018, due to extreme events related to climate change, the world lost 166 billion US dollars. If it is not possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this will lead to even greater harm: the deterioration of human health, increased mortality and weakened interconnected Earth systems.
The number of air conditioners has increased
Air conditioning saves lives, but at the same time uses a huge amount of energy, the production of which generates heat, which further enhances the warming in urban areas.
The number of air conditioners in homes has increased
This is a vicious circle, because in the heat of people require more air conditioners, but thereby continue an unpleasant feedback cycle. The global supply of air conditioners, both residential and commercial, doubled from 2000 to 2016.
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