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Pandemics, climate change ‘intensify’ global health threats

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Pandemics, climate change ‘intensify’ global health threats

 

 

 

 

PARIS, France – From small island states to urbanised powerhouses, every country on Earth faces “multiplying and intensifying” threats to human health as climate change renders future pandemics and system collapses ever more likely, a major study concluded on Thursday.

A deadly mix of extreme heat, air pollution and intense farming are combining to produce the “worst outlook for public health our generation has seen”, according to the Lancet’s fifth annual report on the links between health and climate.

The assessment showed that the last two decades have seen a 54 percent increase in heat-related deaths among older people, with extreme h…

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