In the NewsBusiness InsiderJuly 11, 2019
The climate crisis is inherently unfair. These 9 countries will get hit especially hard as the globe heats up.
Worldwide, diet and weight-related factors will cause five times more climate-related deaths than heat or any other factor, according to a 2016 analysis from the World Health Organization. The reason for this is food insecurity: Rising heat and extreme weather threaten to reduce crop yields and even the nutritional value of the food we grow. As the weather during India's primary agricultural season grows more sweltering, crop yields are already declining, leading to increasing suicide rates among farmers. Climate change may have contributed to the suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers and farm workers over the past three decades, according to a 2017 study, by the Lab's Tamma Carleton. By 2050, warming could lead India to see up to 30 more days of high heat (over 35 degrees Celsius, or 95 Fahrenheit) each year. By then, the country will likely see an increase of 2 degrees Celsius in its average annual temperature.