Heat stress deaths avoidable by adhering to Paris Agreement climate goal

Compelling new evidence from the University of Bristol, UK, has found that the number of deaths caused by heat stress could be limited if Europe adhered to the Paris Agreement climate goals.

According to the paper published in the Nature Climate Change journal, mortality due to heat stress could be significantly reduced by 15-22% per summer in London, UK, and Paris, France, if we can stabilise climate at the lower of the Paris climate goals, 1.5oC, as compared with the higher temperature goal.

Currently, around 10% of summers in London are free of any heat-related mortality, but this research has revealed that future climate change will result in all summers going forward to have some heat-related death.

Source: Heat stress deaths avoidable by adhering to Paris Agreement climate goal