The whole world is devastated by the global pandemic coronavirus. Every day thousands of people are dying from this deadly virus. However, climate change is said to be worse than this virus. Due to this climate change, human life expectancy is decreasing day by day. Temperature-related deaths alone have killed more than 50 percent of people over the age of 65 in the last 20 years.
Besides, people are suffering from various diseases. Crop production is declining due to malnutrition. If developed countries do not move forward now, the existence of biodiversity, including humans, will be threatened.
The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanam Gabreasis, says the Kovid-19 epidemic is over, but there is no end to the climate crisis or vaccines.
The growing threat of climate change is intensifying as the world struggles to cope with the Kovid epidemic. Degradation of climate conditions is having a negative impact on human health risks as well as wildlife. After the pre-industrial era, global temperatures have risen by one point one degree Celsius.
More than 220 international medical journals around the world published editorials on climate change on Monday. This is where all the horrible information came up.
It has been announced ahead of the Cop-Twenty Six conference in Glasgow, Scotland next November. The issue of higher health risks due to climate change comes up in the editorial. It said the death toll among people over the age of 65 has risen by more than 50 per cent in the last 20 years due to temperature.
According to the editorial, due to climate change, kidney related complications, dermatological problems, adverse mental problems, pregnancy complications, allergies, heart related problems, lung problems and other problems are being created. In addition to declining agricultural production, malnutrition is on the rise.
The editorial called on governments around the world to address climate change in the same way that emergency measures have been taken to combat coronavirus, including financing. Rich countries are urged to come forward.
The world is facing terrible natural disasters due to climate change. Disasters like floods and heat waves have increased four to five times in the last 50 years. At that time more than 20 lakh people died due to the disaster.
This is according to a survey released by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Wednesday (September 1).
Due to the effects of climate change, natural disasters are increasing all over the world, human lives are under threat. Besides, the economic loss is also increasing. Scientists have repeatedly warned of climate change and its dangers, but there is no sign of humans. Instead of protecting the environment, everyone is busy with environmental pollution.
According to a UN survey, natural disasters have killed 2 million people in 50 years.
According to Reuters, the survey was conducted by analyzing data from 11,000 natural disasters that occurred between 1989 and 2019. Although there were an average of 600 disasters in the seventies, in 2010 it increased to over three thousand.
Floods, storms and droughts have killed more people in the past few years, the WMO said.
The number of victims of natural disasters and the amount of financial loss is increasing day by day. This year alone, the highest temperatures have been recorded in many parts of the world, with severe heatwaves in many countries and severe floods in some places. The survey says the 50-year-old weather picture is a warning to us.
Ethiopia’s drought has killed more than 300,000 people in the last 20 years. Hurricane Katrina caused a loss of 12,500 crore rupees. However, the amount of damage has increased but the loss of life has decreased. The WMO estimates that natural disasters killed more than 50,000 people each year in the 1970s.
However, in the last 10 years, the number of deaths has come down to 16,000 per year. The agency’s secretary general said this was due to the improvement in the natural disaster warning system.
However, while the news of a reduction in the number of deaths due to disasters is positive, it is quite alarming for developing countries. Because in the last 50 years, 91 percent of the 2 million deaths have occurred in developing countries.