With those high temperatures come heat strokes and, in some cases, heat-related deaths, something expected to increase in coming years if steps aren't taken to mitigate the issue.

A new study coming from Columbia University found that by the year 2080, New York City could see as many as 3,331 people dying throughout the year due to increased heat wave numbers and severity.

High temperatures can cause heat strokes and heart attacks, among other things, with kids, the elderly, and health-compromised individuals being most at risk, as well as those who have to work outdoors and individuals who don t have adequate access to air conditioned spaces.

Using these demographic models, the team of researchers estimated future death numbers based on scenarios where there are high levels of greenhouse gases, and scenarios where there are low greenhouse gas levels.

The study also took into consider things like the human ability to adapt to higher temperatures over time, which will help younger, healthier individuals withstand higher summer temperatures

As expected, scenarios of higher greenhouse gas emissions resulted in higher projected deaths and vice versa.

The 3331 fatalities number is related to a high emissions model.

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