Study: Extreme could cause increase in deaths in 2030
Extreme temperatures linked to climate change could cause thousands of additional heat-related deaths in the summer of 2030, according to a new report released Monday by the Obama administration.
According to officials, the report was composed through the work of more than 100 government scientists and eight federal agencies.
The report specifically notes that scientists expect a cumulative rise in average temperatures by three or four degrees Celsius by the year 2030.
Scientists reportedly say it could lead to 11,000 related deaths that summer, followed by 27,000 by the year 2100.
This study was peer-reviewed as part of an ongoing effort by the White House to highlight the immediate effects of rising global temperatures.