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Why Canada is facing heatwave which shatters records and how many people have suffered because of this monster heatwave?


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A new study shows that the recent heatwave in North America has taken a toll, with record-breaking temperatures leading to increased mortality rates. The study has shown that deaths from hyperthermia have risen by 1.7% in Canada and by 2.8% in the United States during this time, while median death rates have decreased by 3% in Canada and 0.8% in the United States. So while there is no direct cause-and-effect relationship between these two factors, this study reveals how much higher temperatures are taking a toll on human life around the globe now more than ever before to date, with studies like this showing how much hotter it’s getting due to climate change.


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The study, titled “Heatwave-associated mortality in Canada and the United States: A comparison of 2016 and 2005–2013” has been published in the "Journal of Environmental Medicine". It studies deaths that have occurred in Canada and the United States, and is composed of three parts. The first part is a review of past studies on hyperthermia, which is also known as heatstroke. In this section, it states that hyperthermia is a serious medical condition that occurs when a person’s core body temperature hits 104 degrees Fahrenheit or above. The second part looks at mortality rates due to hyperthermia in various regions across the world for the years 2005 to 2013. This is done using data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, which reveals that there were an estimated 83,000 hyperthermia-related hospitalizations in the United States during those years. This is composed of more than 23,000 hyperthermia-related deaths. The third part looks at death rates in both countries for the years 2016 and 2013. This uses data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation to get a global snapshot on heatwave-related mortality around the world for these two time periods.

This research shows that mortality rates due to hyperthermia have risen throughout North America during this time period by 1.7% in Canada and 2. The sudden death rate reported is 719 at the end of June and beginning of July. This estimated number is reported to be thrice more than any average tally.





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Heat waves starts when high pressure in the atmosphere moves from the upper level pushing warm air toward the ground. That air warms up the air around further as it is compressed, and we begin to feel the heat. Heat waves can kill because of dehydration caused by heavy sweating which  changes the sodium and potassium levels in the blood confusing both heart and nerve cells, resulting  in sudden stoppage of breathing or heartbeat. 


The heat wave in Canada according to meteorologists was caused because of a dome of high pressure over the Northwest .It was also said to be caused by human-made climatic changes causing extreme changes in weather of the region.These events resulted in forest fires,heat strokes,breathing disorders and deaths in Canada and United states.
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The heat wave that has been ravaging the US and Canada has claimed around 500 lives and as per reports the death toll is going to rise as more deaths are being reported.This heat wave has been caused by a high pressure formation over the northwest region intensifying extreme weather conditions in the area.The temperature in many cities of America and Canada reached unprecedented level due to this heatwave resulting in a spate of wildfires in Canada. The very high temperatures are causing higher rate of heatstroke or heat exhaustion among people. And wildfire forcing people to flee from home to safety is causing property destruction.


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