Global warming could see death rates increase

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine looked at the potential temperature-related health impacts of climate change (stock image).

With global temperatures continuing to rise, scientists have warned that we could soon see a surge in death rates during hot weather.Researchers compared heat and cold-related deaths across 451 locations around the world, and found that warmer regions of the planet will be particularly affected.Their findings suggest that if no action is taken by 2090, death rates in South-East Asia will increase by 12.7 per cent, while rates in Southern Europe will rise by 6.4 per cent.Meanwhile, death rates...