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Climate Change has cost $14 billion in health toll

Health Tab for Climate Change: $14 Billion, Mother Jones, —By Kate Sheppard  Nov. 8, 2011  Climate change-related disasters caused $14 billion in health costs in first decade of the 2000s, according to a new paper published this week in the journal Health Affairs. The paper looks at six case studies of weather events in the US, all of the type predicted to increase or grow more severe as climate change progresses, like hurricanes, floods, and heat waves. It then determines the cost of disease, injury, and death related to those events…..

The US has already seen a record number of billion-dollar weather disasters in 2011. And those tallies don’t include the kind of health-related costs that these public health experts discuss in the paper. Meanwhile, the forthcoming IPCC report anticipates more extreme weather down the line… http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2011/11/health-tab-climate-change-14-billion
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November 13, 2011 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change

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