An open letter to Obama from the world's poorest countries | Pa Ousman Jarju | Environment | guardian.co.uk
As researchers at Brown University's climate and development lab have shown, climate-related disasters such as droughts, extreme temperatures, floods, and hurricanes have caused an estimated 1.3 million deaths since 1980. Two-thirds of these deaths (over 909,000) occurred in the least developed countries. We are only 12% of the world's population, but we suffer the effects of climate-related disasters more than five times as much as the world as a whole.Climate Change Already Causing $1.2 Trillion in Lost Economic Output, 4.5 Million Deaths Annually | FDL News Desk
Climate change is already contributing to the deaths of nearly 400,000 people a year and costing the world more than $1.2 trillion, wiping 1.6% annually from global GDP, according to a new study.I wonder if we can expect newly-minted truthteller Chris Mooney to rush in and resolve these discrepancies.
Air pollution caused by the use of fossil fuels is also separately contributing to the deaths of at least 4.5m people a year, the report found.