UN Reports 15,700 Deaths Due to Heatwave in Europe in 2022


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On the occasion of World Earth Day, the United Nations (UN) released a report highlighting the impact of climate change on the planet. The report states that the temperature in Europe is rising, leading to a heatwave that caused 15,700 deaths in 2022.

According to the report, the heatwave was caused by rising temperatures and climate change, leading to prolonged periods of extreme heat. The situation was exacerbated by factors such as air pollution and urbanization, which made it difficult for people to find relief from the heat. The report also states that the heat wave had a significant impact on vulnerable populations, including the elderly, children, and those with pre-existing health conditions.

The number of deaths due to the heatwave is expected to increase in the coming years as the effects of climate change become more severe. The UN report emphasizes the need for urgent action to mitigate the effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It calls on governments and individuals to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and adopt sustainable practices to protect the environment. World Earth Day is observed on April 22 every year to raise awareness about environmental issues and promote action to protect the planet. This year’s theme is “Restore Our Earth,” highlighting the need to protect and restore natural ecosystems to ensure a sustainable future for all.

Re-reported from the story originally published in WION

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