Deaths Related To Climate Change On The Rise

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“WHO. Climate and weather have powerful direct and indirect impacts on human life. Approximately 600.000 deaths occurred worldwide in the 1990´s as a result of weather-related natural disasters.”


According to current research, hundreds of millions of people will face deadly weather events by 2100. In Europe alone, it is expected that up to 150.000 people could die every year due to climate change. The Study,  “Increasing risk over time of weather-related hazards to the European population: a data-driven prognostic study”, funded by the European Commission, reveals that at least 2/3 of European population (more than 350.000 million people in Europe alone) could be faced with climate change and weather related disasters by 2100. These numbers are enormous. (Forzieri, G., Cescatti, A., Silva B.e. & Feyen, L. Lancet Planet Health 2017;  1: e200–08).

If in Europe alone, which is the leading continent in environmentally friendly practices and actions against climate change, the prognosis suggests numbers like this, what will people on other continents face? Asia is the most populated continent on Earth, currently emitting the most greenhouse gases in total, while the Americas is the leading greenhouse gas emitter per capita, the U.S.A. currently emitting more greenhouse gases per person than any other country in the world. Our world cannot handle these increasing extreme weather events without serious damage in all areas of life, as we see as an example on National Geographic´s video where Firefighters Battle the Infernos of Climate Change:


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Anne-Maria Yritys is an authentic, passionate, inspired and multilingual business development manager, creative director, consultant and strategic change leader at Y.E.S. Yritys Executive Services. She is an active (online) networker and social media strategist with one of the Nordic´s largest personal LinkedIn networks. With a vast global following on Twitter, she is also Finland´s most followed business person on Twitter, and one of the country´s most active Tweeters @annemariayritys With her vast international experiences and love for sustainable development, she is a Global Citizen who values ethical leadership and responsible decision-making. She believes in advanced communication, empowerment, continuous development and higher learning leading to sustainable economic development and a sustainable future in individuals, organizations and nations across our Globe. Her mission and vision include accelerating positive change through effective change communication and leadership. She helps businesses and organizations through client/customer-oriented demands with tailored strategy consultations. She can also be booked for public speaking events. To find out more about Anne-Maria and to see how she may be of service to your business needs, please get in touch. Twitter: @annemariayritys @GCCThinkActTank @LeadingWPassion @AroundOMedia

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