Report Predicts Climate Change Could Kill Tens of Thousands of Americans Every Year

HeadlineApr 05, 2016
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A new U.S. government study is predicting tens of thousands of people in the United States will die prematurely each year from heat waves and other extreme weather events like hurricanes and floods unless the world takes urgent steps to address the climate crisis. John Holdren, Obama’s senior science adviser, spoke Monday at the White House.

John Holdren: “The report projects that under middle-of-the-road emissions scenarios, we can see from thousands to tens of thousands additional heat-related deaths in the United States each summer. And the numbers are really very striking.”

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