Climate change deadlier than cancer in some areas: UNDP.


According to recent research from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Climate Impact Lab, if carbon emissions continue to be high, climate change might be twice as lethal as cancer in some regions of the world.

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, for instance, the additional deaths from climate change would be roughly twice the country’s current all-cancer death rate and 10 times its road traffic death rate by 2100, according to the figures released on Friday, according to Xinhua news agency.According to the recently launched Human Climate Horizons platform, “Human activity has caused the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere to reach dangerous levels, driving earth’s temperatures higher and amplifying the frequency and intensity of extreme events.” It also states that without coordinated and urgent action, climate change will further exacerbate inequality and uneven development.

The data demonstrates how climate change affects people’s lives, from death to livelihoods, in addition to the assessments from the Human Development Reports of 2020, 2021, and 2022.Around the world, a warmer environment and higher temperatures stress the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, but the effects will vary depending on how well-prepared populations are to adapt.According to the research, climate change may cause more deaths than strokes, the third largest cause of mortality, in Faisalabad, Pakistan, where there are 100,000 people.

According to the study, the average temperature of the world has increased by around 1.2 degrees Celsius since the late 19th century, altering the surface of the entire planet.However, billions of people reside in areas that have already seen temperatures higher than the world average.The platform uses Maracaibo, Venezuela, as an illustration, pointing out that on average there were 62 days per year in the 1990s when the temperature exceeded 35 degrees Celsius. But by the middle of the century, that number will probably increase to 201 days.

According to platform data, the effects of climate change vary across economic sectors, with workers in high-risk, weather-exposed industries like agriculture, construction, mining, and manufacturing being the most impacted.In Niamey, Niger, extreme heat resulted in 36 fewer working hours each year in industries including construction, mining, and manufacturing, which had a negative impact on the nation’s future GDP of 2.5 percent.Climate shocks have caused periodic droughts in Niger, as well as in many other Sahel regions, which have had disastrous effects on the already vulnerable communities in the area.

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