Vector Borne Disease
Rising temperatures intensify heat stress, impacting millions globally, with an average of 86 dangerously hot days in 2022. A 2°C increase could quadruple yearly heat-related deaths, as observed in European heatwaves claiming around 61,000 lives in 2022.
Drier forests due to heat fuel extreme wildfires, exposing over 2 billion people annually to unhealthy air pollution from fire smoke since 2010. In the United States alone, annual deaths from wildfire-related air pollution range between 4,000 to 28,000, reports the American Thoracic Society.
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