Our Health in Higher Temperatures

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First things first. The most obvious threat from global warming is higher temperatures. In terms of just human health, we’re looking at heat exhaustion, heat stroke, hyperthermia, and dehydration. Plus, higher temperatures can also worsen pre-existing conditions, like cardiovascular, respiratory, cerebrovascular, kidney and diabetes-related conditions.

In other words, heat waves are responsible for thousands and thousands of premature deaths — on a global scale.