Climate Change Already Creating Health Risks Worldwide, Lancet Report Says

CNN: Climate change is already here, and heat waves are having the biggest effect, report says
“Climate change is here and affecting our health, with extreme heat in particular also having effects on productivity, food supply, and disease transmission, a new global report finds. More people than ever are vulnerable to heat exposure globally, and numbers are rising, according to The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change report by an international group of researchers, published Wednesday…” (Avramova, 11/28).

New York Times: Study Warns of Cascading Health Risks From the Changing Climate
“…The report, published Wednesday in the public health journal The Lancet, incorporates the work of [27 global institutions, including United Nations agencies,] and follows a major climate assessment issued last week by the United States government. The two studies represent the most serious warnings to date that climate change is posing a series of interconnected health risks for the global population…” (Sengupta/Pierre-Louis, 11/28).

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