Climate Live – Extreme heat causes three times more cardiac arrests – within just fifty years

Climate Live Extreme heat causes three times more cardiac
  • Extreme heat causes three times more cardiac arrests – within just fifty years

    Tourists on Golden Canyon trail in July year in Death Valley National Park. A week after the picture was taken, a man died on the trail, the temperature was then at least 49 plus degrees. Photo: AP

    Sudden cardiac death could triple within the next 50 years due to climate change, according to a new study as published by the science site Circulation.

    Global warming means that extreme heat and heat-induced cardiovascular deaths – including stroke and heart attack – could increase by as much as 233 percentage points over the next 13-57 years.

    The accelerating rate and level of greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades could have a profound impact on extreme heat and human health, according to the study from the University of Pennsylvania.

    The study found that even if the proposed global warming measures are implemented, cardiovascular deaths caused by extreme heat will still be 162 percentage points higher by mid-century compared to 2008-2019.

    – Climate change and its many manifestations will play an increasingly important role in the health of societies worldwide over the coming decades, says the study’s lead author Sameed Khatana.

    – The extent of the percentage increase was surprising. This increase not only accounts for the association between cardiovascular deaths and extreme heat, but is also influenced by the aging of the population.

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    Major impact on air quality by the garbage fire in Kagghamra

    Air pollution reached unhealthy and even dangerous levels for several hours in connection with the 2020 Kagghamra fire, new study shows. Photo: TT

    The garbage fire in Kagghamra on Södertörn in December 2020 had a major impact on the air quality in nearby residential areas. A new study published in Atmospheric Environment, describes a significant increase in the concentration of airborne particles and shows increased levels of heavy metals and polyaromatic hydrocarbons during the fire. On some days during the Kagghamra fire, pollution from the fire was observed as far away as central Stockholm, over 35 kilometers away.

    – Waste fires can have a strong impact on air quality. It is important to be ready to quickly mobilize air quality monitoring equipment in order to get a good estimate of the health risks and inform the population about appropriate measures, such as staying indoors, says Sarah Steimer, lead author of the study and assistant professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Stockholm.

    The Kagghamra fire, which started in December 2020 and lasted until the end of February 2021, took place in a waste warehouse in Kagghamra in Botkyrka municipality on Södertörn. The researchers carried out extensive measurements to assess the impact on air quality in two residential areas close to the fire.

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    UN chief: The world can’t wait – Earth’s roof is giving way

    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is visiting Nepal. Photo: AP

    Nepal has lost close to a third of its glaciers in 30 years – in the last decade the glaciers have melted 65 percent faster than the previous decade, writes the UN on its website.

    – The roof of the Earth is giving way, says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and warns that the glaciers may completely disappear.

    – The glaciers are icy reservoirs – those in the Himalayas provide fresh water to just over a million people. As glaciers shrink, so does the flow of the river.

    Over 1.8 billion people live in the entire region.

    Guterres has visited the Everest region and said it was “a cry from the roof of the world”.

    – Stop the madness, he emphasized, underlining the need to end fossil fuels in order to protect the people who suffer first from the destruction due to climate change.

    – The world cannot wait.

  • “Something is going on under the ‘doomsday glaciers’ – it scares me”

    We are used to gloomy news on the climate front.

    But the report that came out this week, about what is going on under the “doomsday glaciers” in Antarctica, is one of the most frightening yet.

    It should change the way we look at the future.

    Read Jonathan Jeppsson’s column here.

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    Circular natural stone production benefits the climate

    Natural stone has a long life and can be recycled in several rounds, but few industries use recycled natural stone. Often it is discarded. Photo: Zurface

    The stone and concrete industry is a climate-burdening industry that has many challenges ahead of it. The natural stone producer Zurface becomes pioneers in recycling natural stone products that are excavated during construction and which until now have often been discarded and replaced with newly produced ones. The company that mines stone on Bornholm is the first to buy, store and sell recycled natural stone.

    – There is a shortage of natural stone throughout Europe, so in the long run we have no choice as I see it. It should be a matter of course to reuse a stone that will last another 100 years, comments CEO Eric Waxin, in a press release.

    The company produces and sells natural stone products to both municipalities and contractors for large infrastructure and building projects as well as gardening projects. Already now, they see a great demand from municipalities, architects and construction companies to use recycled natural stone.

    If necessary, the natural stone is washed and then sorted, packed on pallets, banded and labeled and sold again.

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  • As long as politicians and money rule our world, it’s over.

    We have to back off and live more in the countryside and get the opportunity to do that too. Industry, politics, power, money ?? Which person is worth more than 1 million kroner in salary?

    Today they are grabbing billions, sick world.


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    Have looked everywhere about the forest fire around Norberg. Assume it is under control as there is no news.


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    fullscreen Heads with large rock piles have been constructed at Löderup beach in southern Skåne to combat the worst erosion, but the problems remain. Photo: Agneta Elmegård

    The Skåne coast is identified as a national risk area for flooding and erosion – Löderup’s beach is particularly vulnerable.

    – Climate change means that we have to abandon the view of what the coasts look like today, says Per Danielsson at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.

    Kristianstad is Sweden’s lowest situated city.

    New and higher dikes are now being built.

    – We are doing this to protect the city against high tides and future sea level rises, says Karl Erik Svensson, project manager for the dike construction.