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Death by global warming: Quebecers at risk

Global warming doesn’t just put polar bears at risk. Researchers at Quebec City’s Université Laval predict that, by the year 2080, the province could see its mortality rate jump by up to 15 per cent in the summer months—meaning an extra 540 deaths per summer in Montreal alone, compared to the city’s 1981-1999 average (see graph below). This isn’t a new concept—studies in the U.K. have shown similar results for summer mortality, The National Review of Medicine reports.