How Climate Change Could Change the Way We Die

How Climate Change Could Change the Way We Die

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Sarah DeWeerdt, Anthropocene
Global warming of 1.5 C could result in an additional 1,603 deaths from injuries each year in the United States, an international team of researchers reported yesterday in the journal Nature Medicine. They calculated the death toll from 2 C of warming at 2,135 excess injury-related deaths yearly.Until now, most studies of the health effects of climate change have focused on deaths from insect-borne diseases, heart and respiratory conditions, and direct effects of heat. But deaths from various types of injuries are known to vary by season. So it stands to reason that changes in climate…

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January 14, 2020 at 11:53PM

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