UK’s deadly heatwave a ‘natural disaster’ that could spark hundreds of deaths
The Metro says: EXCLUSIVE: Climate scientist Bob Ward warns of further deaths after more than 2,500 fatalities were linked to 2020’s heatwaves while two people have already died from a heart attack and ‘heat stroke’ this summer
The UK is caught in the middle of a “natural disaster” that could spark hundreds of deaths due to the extreme heat, experts have warned.
More than 2,500 fatalities were linked to heatwaves last summer, with 1,700 in August alone – the highest since 2004.
London School of Economics climate scientist Bob Ward warned of further deaths this year as heatwaves become more frequent amid global warming.
He said he has written to PM Boris Johnson to warn the country was not properly prepared for growing risks from hot weather and we needed a national heat risk strategy.
Mr Ward added: “We are in the middle of a natural disaster with hundreds of people dying across England and Wales.
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