07 Nov '17, 12pm

Climate change is a 'public health emergency' | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Climate change is a 'public health emergency' | MNN - Mother Nature Network

As agriculture is disrupted by stronger storms, longer droughts and rising temperatures, undernutrition may be "the largest health impact of climate change in the 21st century," the researchers add. Warming trends have been shown to reduce global wheat and rice yields by 6 percent and 10 percent, respectively, for each 1-degree Celsius increase. And as climate change threatens the viability of many human communities, the report also cites "the often-unseen mental health effects of extreme weather events or of population displacement."

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