CLIMATE WARMING NEWS: Heat Dangers Rising, Will Drive Thousands to ER


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 09 August 2018

CLIMATE CRASH NEWS

Heat Dangers Rising, Many Will Suffer

New study predicts warming climate will drive thousands to ER for heat illness,
AGU Blog, August 7, 2018

MAIN POINTS

Expensive Dangers Ahead
"...a new study predicts that in the coming decades the United States’ heat problem will grow more dangerous and expensive."

Today's Emission Trajectory
"...suggests a warming climate will drive thousands more people into emergency rooms across the country and could cost tens of millions more dollars in treatment by 2050."

Reduced Emission Trajectory
"...U.S. emergency rooms could see 28,000 more hyperthermia visits annually by 2050, which could cost roughly as much as $52 million. Extended to 2090, the annual number of visits for hyperthermia could increase by up to 65,000, costing up to $118 million."

Chart
Health Threats of Warming Temps
 How our warming climate affects health.
"This table lists the various causes and ways in which climate change affects human health." Chart credit: U.S. Global Change Research Program.

Numbers Affected
"They estimate that by 2050, an additional 21,000 to 28,000 people in the United States could visit the emergency room for hyperthermia each summer. This could cost between $6 million and $52 million..."

"By 2090, visits might increase by 28,000 to 65,000, costing between $9 million and $118 million."

 

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