London, Along with the rest of the world, Europe has suffered a lot this year due to climate change. Now the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned about the heatwave. The agency has said that if nothing is done, heatwaves will kill 90,000 Europeans every year by the end of the century. The Environment Agency said 90,000 Europeans could die from extreme heat annually by 2100, assuming a 3°C global warming scenario, if no action is taken.
More than 1,29,000 Europeans died from extreme heat between 1980 and 2020, the Environment Agency said, citing insurance data, but the figure is likely to rise in the coming years due to rising temperatures, growing populations and increased urbanization linked to climate change. . Especially in the southern part of the continent. At the same time, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that at least 15,000 people have died due to hot weather in Europe this year.
According to the agency, the three months from June to August were the hottest in Europe since records began. In addition, unusually high temperatures have caused the continent’s worst drought since the Middle Ages. In addition to the threat of heat, the Environment Agency said climate change could increase the incidence of infectious diseases such as malaria and mosquito-borne dengue in Europe.