Climate emergency: droughts in Galicia increase the risk of human mortality, with a greater impact than in other areas in Spain.

Climate emergency: droughts in Galicia increase the risk of human mortality, with a greater impact than in other areas in Spain.

Coral Salvador, researcher at the Environmental Physics Laboratory EPHYSLAB of the University of Vigo, explains to Galicia Confidencial the results of the studies she led on the impact of this hydrological extreme on specific causes of mortality (natural, circulatory and respiratory) in the Iberian Peninsula, in the context of climate change.

  • Scientific alert: climate change droughts are affecting the daily mortality of Galicians
  • “Galicia is more vulnerable to droughts than other regions with less rainfall.”
  • How will climate change affect our health?
  • How Galicia contributes to the greenhouse effect and climate change
  • Galicia will be saved from the deadly heat waves that 74% of the world’s population will suffer in 2100

 

Source: Galicia Confidencial