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WHO quantitative risk assessment of the effects of climate change on selected causes of death, 2030s and 2050s

Geographic relevance: Global

Language: Inglés

Data type: Legal references

Author(s): WHO

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This is the latest of the World Health Organisation’s assessments of the health impacts that climate change is projected to have. The assessment concludes that climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050; 38,000 due to heat exposure in elderly people, 48,000 due to diarrhoea, 60,000 due to malaria, and 95,000 due to childhood undernutrition.

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