Greenhouse gas emissions to kill 1.5 million people every year in India in 2100
4, Nov 2019, 7:42 PM IST
A new study predicts there will be more than 1 million deaths a year from extreme heat in India by the next century if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current level. Research by the Climate Impact Lab with the University of Chicago’s Tata Centre for Development projects India’s average annual temperature will rise 4 degrees by 2100. When broken down by location, 16 of India’s 36 states and Union Territories will become hotter than Punjab, which is currently the hottest state, with an average annual summer temperature of 32 degrees Celsius.