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Global health at mercy of fossil fuel addiction, warn scientists

By Damian Carrington

25 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

An new report outlines how urgent, health-centred action to tackle global heating could save millions of lives a year and enable people to thrive rather than just survive.

The health of the world’s people is at the mercy of a global addiction to fossil fuels, according to a study.

The analysis reports an increase in heat deaths, hunger and infectious disease as the climate crisis intensifies, while governments continue to give more in subsidies to fossil fuels than to the poorer countries experiencing the impacts of global heating.

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