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Study: 5 Million People Die, Annually, Because Of Extreme Temperatures.

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Maynooth U. Professor says climate change will lead to even higher temperatures in the years to come:

More than five million people are dying worldwide each year due to extreme temperatures, according to a new study.

Researchers at Monash University in Australia found deaths related to hot temperatures increased in all regions of the world from 2000 to 2019.

Europe had the highest excess death rate due to heat exposure when measured per 100,000 population.

John Sweeney is Emeritus Professor of Geography at Maynooth University.

He says climate change will lead to even higher temperatures in the years to come:

Professor Sweeney says Ireland and the rest of the world must make a greater efforts to tackle climate change:

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