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Besides Covid-19, what else is hurting elderly Indians? Chinese? And Japanese?

In Uncategorized on 07/12/2020 at 5:15 am

A warming world.

Heatwaves are killing a record number of people globally. Exposure to extreme heat is getting worse as a result of climate change.

Look at the u/m and you’ll notice that elderly Indians are the most exposed to heatwaves. As are Chinese, Japanese and Indonesians.

India and China were among the worst affected, thanks to large populations and already hot regions. Heat-related deaths among the elderly, meanwhile, have risen by almost 54% between 2000 and 2018, according to the researchers’ estimates. In 2018, the most recent year for which figures are available, heatwaves killed around 296,000 people over 65. Again, China and India suffered the most, with 62,000 and 31,000 deaths, respectively. Germany and America were the worst-affected Western countries, suffering around 20,000 deaths each.

https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/12/03/heatwaves-are-killing-a-record-number-of-people

My emphasis.

  1. consider population of usa/germany vs china/india; proportionally, problem is a lot worse there, germany especially if the 20K figure is accurate; india has nearly 20 times population but just 50% more deaths

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