Mental Health Problems Increase With Global Warming: Study

“We don’t exactly know why we see high temperatures or increasing temperatures produce mental health problems,” lead author Nick Obradovich, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, told CNN.

“For example, is poor sleep due to hot temperatures the thing that produces mental health problems? We have a lot of work to do to figure out precisely what is causing what,” Obradovich said.

For the study, the researchers compared self-reported mental health data from nearly 2 million Americans with daily weather data from 2002 and 2012, CNN reported.

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