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Global warming blamed for 1 in 3 heat-related deaths – The Star Online

More than a third of summer heat-related fatalities are due to climate change, researchers said recently, warning of even higher death tolls as global temperatures climb. Previous research on how climate change affects human health has mostly projected future risks…

Global warming may increase risk of deadly water pathogens – WJXT News4JAX

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Life-threatening microorganisms that cause disease are expected to become more abundant and spread to new areas as water temperatures rise, according to scientists. Diseases caused by bacteria and viruses in the water have made local headlines. Brain-eating…

More than one-third of heat deaths blamed on climate change – Nature.com

A pedestrian seeks relief from searing temperatures in Spain, where a high proportion of heat-related deaths have been linked to climate change. Credit: SALAS/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Climate change 04 June 2021 Warming resulting from human activities accounts for a high percentage of…

Deep and extreme: Microbes thrive in transition

(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) A lot happens and changes within a thin one-meter-thick transition layer between deep Red Sea water and an expansive underlying brine lake.

Global warming accelerates in Spain: average temperature rises 1.3ºC in 60 years – EL PAÍS in English

Global warming is happening at an accelerating rate in Spain. In 2020, the average temperature in the country was 1.7 degrees Celsius higher than the average in preindustrial times, between 1850 and 1900. What’s more, the rate of warming has…

‘VAX LIVE’ Concert Raises $304M to Fund 26 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses for World’s Most Vulnerable

A benefit concert that was broadcast in 100 countries last week helped mobilize $302 million in funding and over 26 million individual COVID-19 vaccine doses for the world’s most marginalized communities, and their health care workers in need of support. Global Citizen, founded online in 2012 to address global poverty, organized the star-studded concert hosted […]

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Extreme Heat Risks May Be Widely Underestimated and Sometimes Left Out of Major Climate Reports – InsideClimate News

While scientists warn with increasing urgency that global warming is sharply increasing the likelihood of deadly heat waves, many regions are doing little to protect vulnerable populations.  Recent research shows that the global death toll from extreme heat is rising,…