Despite government’s refusing to call it a crisis, instead opting to call it ‘climate change’ - they estimated in 2017 that there would serious consequences for human health
🔗 Source: UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Page 12-13
And though the 2022 report risk assessment doesn’t put a figure on it
2020 excessive mortality figures show that 4000 per year deaths is conservative
2020 is the hottest year we have on UK government record *we have 2021 but it wasn’t as hot as 2021 in the UK). It show that as a result of 3 periods where level 3 heat alerts were issued AND the the Central England Temperature was greater than 20°C 2556 total excess death were recorded.
🔗 Source: Heat mortality monitoring report: 2020
In 2022 the UK had its first MET level 4 red extreme heat warning
So far in 2022 we have had level 3 warning from 8th - 9th July, 17th - 19th July and for the first time level 4 in 15th July,
🔗 Source: What do the Heatwave alert levels mean?
In 2020 the MET office made a scary prediction for the end of the century
which came true by 2022