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What does the tragic death of Dr Michael Mosley tell us about the risks of climate change.

The tragic death of Dr. Michael Mosley highlights the severe risks posed by excess heat, and the risk of climate change. I would first like to pay tribute to Dr. Mosley, whom I met briefly and who greatly influenced my efforts to prepare for later life, particularly through his advocacy of the 5:2 diet. His loss is profound, and my heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends.

While we await the coroner's report, it seems likely that the extreme heat levels in Greece played a significant role in this tragedy. Various regions around the world are currently enduring record-breaking temperatures. To grasp the enormity of the situation, consider that the excess heat our planet is receiving today is equivalent to around six Hiroshima nuclear explosions per second. This calculation underscores the scale of the problem, we should not ignore it.

Dr. Mosley's untimely death serves as a stark warning. Despite taking precautions and possessing extensive scientific knowledge, the intensity of this excess heat proved overwhelming. This underscores the urgent need to transition to Net Zero and mitigate the catastrophic effects of climate change, we are not all as well equipped as Michael.