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Climate Change is Making Summer Nights Too Hot for Survival, Scientists Say

Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing humanity because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up causing disastrous weather events as well as rising sea levels that could make numerous coastal areas impossible to live in. In spite of the fact that this is the case, one of the worst impacts of climate change is actually the increase in average temperatures which are being pushed past livable levels.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that hotter nights are causing a lot of destruction all around the world. According to scientists that published a new study in Lancet Planetary Health, even the most positive predictions for climate change show heat related deaths at night increasing six times over by 2100 with all things having been considered and taken into account.

The hottest average night right now usually has an ambient temperature of about 20.4 degrees Celsius, and according to average estimates this will increase significantly over the course of the century. We might start seeing nighttime temperatures that touch the forty degree mark which is more than ten degrees Celsius higher than what human beings can tolerate without air conditioning.
The increase in night time temperatures will likely force people to start using more electricity to cool their homes. This can create a bit of a problem since it could increase emissions and send us even faster down the path to climate change based destruction.

Hotter days are easier to get through, but if these increased temperatures continue into the night the deaths they can cause could increase by as much as 50%. We are fast approaching the point of no return, and there is not much hope to be had if major governments and industry leaders don’t take steps to mitigate climate change. The subtler impacts of climate change are perhaps the most dangerous since we are not taking the requisite steps to prevent them from causing an uptick in preventable deaths all around the world.


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