Climate Change could increase death rates by 6% reveals Lancet study

A modelling study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal Climate change reveals that climate change is increasing the death rate rapidly. The experts have found that climate change can increase the death rate due to extreme heat by six times by the end of the century. It is not hidden from the world that due to climate change, many changes are being seen in the weather worldwide, including in India. Media reports often give information that the ice in Antarctica is melting faster than ever.


The researchers from the University of North Carolina noted that heat during the night could disrupt the normal sleep cycle. Researchers say that less sleep can damage the immune system and increase the risk of heart disease, chronic diseases, inflammation and mental health conditions.

According to PTI, the study found that by 2090, the average intensity of hot night events in 28 cities in East Asia will nearly double from 20.4 °C to 39.7 °C, increasing the risk of illness due to extremely warm temperatures that hinder normal sleep.

The results of the study suggest that the mortality burden may be significantly higher than expected for an increase in mean daily temperature. The results suggest that warming from climate change could be a problem, despite the restrictions of the Paris climate agreement. The aim of the agreement is to limit global warming to below 2 °C compared to pre-industrial levels.