There are more suicides in US and Mexico when the temperature rises | Innovation

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An increase in average monthly temperatures of just 1°C seems enough to increase suicide rates. Analysis of data from the US and suggests that if climate change continues unchecked, rising temperatures could lead to thousands more in these countries by 2050.

Marshall Burke at Stanford University in California and his colleagues analysed public health data on more than 850,000 suicides over 36 years in the US and more than 611,000 suicides over 20 years in Mexico. For each degree of average monthly …

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