July 13, 2024

5 billion people affected by extreme heat due to climate change in 9 days of June


Nearly 5 billion people worldwide has endured extreme heat from June 16 to June 24, a consequence of climate change exacerbated by emissions from fossil fuels, according to a report from Climate Central, a US-based nonprofit news organization focused on climate science.

The report highlighted that 619 million people in India and 579 million people in China were among the most affected by the scorching temperatures. Significant numbers of individuals also faced extreme heat in other parts of the world, including 231 million in Indonesia, 206 million in Nigeria, 176 million in Brazil, 171 million in Bangladesh, 165 million in the US, 152 million in Europe, 123 million in Mexico, 121 million in Ethiopia, and 103 million in Egypt.

Climate Central’s findings underscore the urgent need for global action to mitigate climate change and its devastating effects on communities worldwide.

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