Summary: Research shows global warming will cause more deaths from hypothermia as people (in particular children) fall through abnormaly thin ice.
Scientists at the University of Southern Australia have published a paper in “Nature Climate Catastrophe”, documenting the coupling of their climate and human behavior models applied to iced over ponds in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Results show a 21 % mortality increase in the Business as Usual Case, when CO2 concentration reaches 860 ppm. The total number of additional deaths caused by the 9 degree C temperature increase, is 22,856,300 through the year 2300. Of these, 57 % are little children, the least situationally aware portion of the population.
Children are increasingly falling through
thin ice due to global warming.
The heart breaking statistic about increased child mortality, caused by the global warming/falling through thin ice link, was estimated using the ICES Message Climate Risk model, developed at the University’s Climate Catastrophe Institute”.