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Climate Facts: 30% of world’s population at risk of deadly heat waves yearly, says UNEP

Climate Facts: 30% of world’s population at risk of deadly heat waves yearly, says UNEP
March 15
15:43 2023

The complexities of climate change and its associated jargon can make it difficult to digest. TheCable’s climate quick facts will help to demystify these climate concepts through easy-to-understand and straight-to-the-point explanations.

Here are some to keep at the tip of your fingers:

  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says 30 percent of the world’s population is exposed to deadly heat waves more than 20 days a year.
  • The impacts of climate change threaten the essential ingredients of good health – clean air, safe drinking water, nutritious food supply, and safe shelter, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
  • Investing in nature-based solutions will not only limit global warming but also result in about 4 trillion dollars in revenue for businesses and over 100 million new jobs each year by 2030, says UNEP
  • The WHO says the promotion of public transportation and active movement could lower carbon emissions and reduce air pollution, which causes 7 million premature deaths per year.
  • Climate change effects such as sea ice loss, accelerated sea level rise, and more intense heat waves are irreversible and likely to increase over time, says the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

This story is published in partnership with Report for the World, a global service program that supports local public interest journalism.


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