The Imperative for Climate Action to Protect Health

@article{Haines2019TheIF,
  title={The Imperative for Climate Action to Protect Health},
  author={Andy Haines and Kristie L. Ebi},
  journal={The New England Journal of Medicine},
  year={2019},
  volume={380},
  pages={263–273}
}
  • A. Haines, K. Ebi
  • Published 16 January 2019
  • Environmental Science
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
The Imperative for Climate Action to Protect Health The WHO predicts that 250,000 deaths yearly from 2030 to 2050 will be attributable to climate change. Reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions woul... 

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