Climate change already damaging health of millions globally, report finds
Heatwaves, pollution and disease are the main health issues linked to global warming but action to halt emissions would deliver huge benefits
The health of hundreds of millions of people around the world is already being damaged by climate change, a major report has revealed.
Heatwaves are affecting many more vulnerable people and global warming is boosting the transmission of deadly diseases such as dengue fever, the world’s most rapidly spreading disease. Air pollution from fossil fuel burning is also causing millions of early deaths each year, while damage to crops from extreme weather threatens hunger for millions of children.