Climate Change Causes More Deaths

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“Amnesty International and Greenpeace International: Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 000 deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress.” (Joint Statement: Greenpeace – Amnesty International. December 8th 2015).


Note from author: The in/direct causes of climate change are manifold, one event leading to another, like a domino effect as I wrote in one of my previous posts. Extreme heat waves, for example, pose an increased risk for people who already are suffering from some disease, e.g. those with cardiovascular problems. For example this report: Heat-waves: risks and responses, published by the WHO, suggests that high air temperatures can affect human health, possibly leading to additional deaths even during current climatic conditions.

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