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Europe should worry about climate change: 150,000 deaths likely per year by 2100
While the leading countries of the West might be now ignoring climate change because of the policies of their respective governments that have come to power, that does not protect them from the impact of climate change.

By 2100, number of deaths in Europe resulting from weather disasters could increase by up to 50 times, a research has claimed. The study has also claimed that just the extreme heat resulting because of climate change could lead to deaths of more than 150,000 people every year by 2100.

If you are still not able to imagine such a disaster, consider this: According to the researchers, 99 per cent of future weather-related deaths will be because of heat waves.

The research conducted by European Commission scientists claims that the climate change if not controlled, is going to lead to deaths of lakhs of people because of diseases resulting from climate change such as heat stroke, heart & breathing problems, etc. 

The study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal keeps in consideration that the world shows no improvement in policies to reduce the impact of climate change. 

And this is not just about the future. Even in past deaths have been linked to extreme climatic events. As per the research, from 1981 to 2010, in Europe, weather-related deaths increased by 3,000 on an average every year. 

It is not just the air where climate change can be measured, but the impact of climate change can be seen equally in other factors as well. For example, the research claims that deaths resulting because of coastal flooding were numbered to be at six a year at the beginning of the previous century, but by the end of it, the number has sharply increased to 233 a year.

The numbers are staggering despite the fact that the research does not take into account that natural calamities can amplify each other. 

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