Climate Change Casualties: 300,000 People Every Year

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Besides melting the ice caps, putting many animal species at risk of extinction, and threatening coastal regions’ sea levels, now climate change has been found to be responsible for around 300,000 deaths every year.Climate Change CasualtiesBesides melting the ice caps, putting many animal species at risk of extinction, and threatening coastal regions’ sea levels, now climate change has been found to be responsible for around 300,000 deaths every year. The results were released in Anatomy of a Silent Crisis, a report compiled by the Global Humanitarian Forum, that included deaths caused by spreading disease, starvation, heat waves, floods, and forest fires. Unfortunately, according to Kofi Annan, the head of the Global Humanitarian Forum, the countries primarily affected by climate change related deaths are (not-surprisingly) developing nations, and things will only continue to get worse for them. Estimates show that by 2030, the number of climate change related deaths will climb to 500,000 per year and the global cost of dealing with the problem will be $300 billion! Keep reading to check out a video feature for the report, or access Anatomy of a Silent Crisis in its entirety right here.



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