Heat Wave Deaths May Triple by the 2050s: Study

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Feb 052014
 
Heat Wave Deaths May Triple by the 2050s: Study

The number of people dying because of heat waves could rise three to four times in some regions by the middle of this century. According to the researchers, the relationship between weather fluctuations and death rates in the past, and projected the results for the decades to come. They found that by the 2050s, the number of heat-related deaths in England and Wales could surge by 3.5 times its current number, which is around 2,000 deaths yearly in these regions. Contributed By Sonia Narula