Climate change will mean more heat deaths
May 21st, 2013
03:01 PM ET

Climate change will mean more heat deaths

By Elizabeth Landau, CNN

As greenhouse gases cause average temperatures to climb worldwide, human health will suffer, scientists say.

study in the journal Nature Climate Change suggests that heat deaths in Manhattan will increase over the rest of this century in connection with higher temperatures associated with global warming. In the 2020s, heat-related deaths could rise about 20% compared with the 1980s, according to the research.

"This paper helps to remind people that climate change is real, that it’s happening and we need to prepare and make ourselves as resilient as we can to climate change," said Patrick Kinney, the study's senior author and director of the Columbia Climate and Health Program at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. "It’s a real problem that we face. It’s not insurmountable."

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  3. Mike

    Big deal. If you live then eventually you will die. Increased birth rate leads to eventual increase of death rate! Breaking news!

    May 29, 2013 at 10:11 am |
  4. DaveD5145

    How many people die in heat waves vs. winter ice and snow storms? Why did this person go into journalism if she is unwilling to make any effort at critical thinking?

    May 29, 2013 at 2:15 am |
    • Jomama

      Global warming is a real threat. What you think should happen usually goes sideways. We shall see in the future, The food chain is about broken, but you never know.

      May 29, 2013 at 5:52 am |
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    May 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
    • USMC1371

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      May 29, 2013 at 3:42 am |
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