Global warming may kill more than all infectious diseases combined

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Global warming may kill more than all infectious diseases combined

Global warming may cause more deaths than infectious diseases like tuberculosis, AIDS, and malaria Scientists fear the rapidly heating planet will lead to an alarming rise in premature deaths by the end of the century.  A recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research predicts that health effects linked to rising temperatures may boost the global mortality rate by 73 deaths per 100,000 people if current climate trends stay the same. That rise is comparable to the current mortality rate of all infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria,…

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