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Fighting Climate Change to Save Lives

Human-caused climate change negatively impacts human health by increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme events, boosting the prevalence and spread of diseases, and by degrading air quality.
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Compared to today’s rates, researchers estimate that extreme temperatures by the end of the century will cause an additional 9,300 extreme-temperature-related deaths per year across all 49 cities under a higher emissions pathway or an additional 3,900 deaths per year with a lower emissions pathway. Older residents, young children, low-income communities, and some communities of color face greater health risks due to extreme temperatures

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