Rising US temperatures may cause over 2,000 fatal injuries annually

Rising US temperatures may cause over 2,000 fatal injuries annually

A team of researchers has found that temperature increases of 1.5°C and 2°C in the United States would result in 1,600 and 2,100 additional deaths from injury, respectively.

These deaths would mostly affect men between the ages of 15 and 34 years. They would primarily result from transport accidents, suicides, drownings, and violence.

Because scientists predict that climate change will cause an increase in temperatures for decades to come, the findings are concerning.

Global heating means that there will be more extreme weather events, including prolonged heatwaves. These changes are mainly driven by greenhouse gasses produced by humans.

Full article at Medical News Today