Global warming could shorten the life of Europeans, say scientists
MOSCOW, June 21 - RIA Novosti. Global warming will lead to major changes in the dynamics of population mortality in Europe, due to higher summer temperatures average life expectancy of Europeans will be reduced to three or four months, with peak mortality shift from winter to summer, the Spanish scientists write in a paper published in the journal Nature Communications .
Mortality rates at different times of the year is significantly different, including due to climatic factors - for example, abnormally high temperatures in summer cause many heart attacks, heat shock or other diseases with a fatal outcome. On the other hand, more people die in winter due to respiratory diseases, viral infections and hypothermia.