Climate change to hurt health of children born in India for life: Lancet

Indian children, who are already exposed to bad air and are particularly susceptible to malnutrition and infectious diseases, will experience greater impacts of climate change

A view of Rajpath road engulfed in haze, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)
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A view of Rajpath road engulfed in haze, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)

Bhasker Tripathi IndiaSpend
At current emission rates, a child born today will face lifelong health impacts of climate change, according to a new report. By the time he or she turns 71, the world will be 4 degrees-Celsius (deg-C) warmer than the pre-industrial levels of the mid-1700s.
 
Indian children, who are already exposed to bad air and are particularly susceptible to malnutrition and infectious diseases, will experience greater impacts of climate change, as we explain later.
Here are some of the ways in which climate change will impact the lives of children from infancy to old age, as

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First Published: Nov 14 2019 | 8:09 AM IST

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