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A matter of life and death

Climate change will throw at us many such surprises in terms of impact on human health. Even now, this science is not understood

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Sunita Narain
We know that climate change impacts weather, which, in turn, devastates lives and livelihoods. But what we don’t discuss enough is how these extremes in weather impact human health. In this season of despair, when temperatures spiralled beyond endurance, we learnt how heat could kill. We also learnt how the rise in minimum temperatures — the night-time heat — could be a cause of deaths. It is critical that we join the dots between what seems like a faraway crisis of a changing climate and what it can do to our health.
 
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First Published: Jul 07 2024 | 10:11 PM IST

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