According to an article of the medical journal “The Lancet”, Climate change is already affecting the health of European populations. Rising temperatures pose substantial health risks in Europe, leading to increasingly intense heatwaves over the past years and increases in heat-related mortality. Indeed, estimates suggest that heat-related mortality had increased by 33% in the WHO European region in 2018 compared with 2000. Furthermore, it has been estimated that one in three European deaths from heat between 1990 and 2018 were attributable to anthropogenic global warming. Due to Europe’s aging populations, urbanization, and high prevalence of chronic health diseases, European populations are globally the most vulnerable to heat. Rising temperatures will intensify European heat-related health risks, particularly affecting the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe.
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