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Climate Crisis Set to Drive Public Health Crisis and Threaten National Security 

HeadlineOct 22, 2021

The British medical journal The Lancet warns in a new report that without dramatic action to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the climate crisis is on track to become the defining narrative of human health in the 21st century. The Lancet warns of the spread of mosquito-borne diseases and growing mass migration due to flooding, drought, intense storms, wildfires and soil and water salinification.

On Thursday, the Biden administration warned that climate catastrophe poses a widening threat to national security, with the mass displacement of whole populations and increased competition over dwindling resources driving political instability around the globe. 

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