Thursday, December 16, 2010

Climate Change Death Toll

MILAN - Global warming killed 150,000 people in 2000 and the death toll could double again in the next 30 years if current trends are not reversed, the World Health Organization says.
Climate Change Death Toll Put at 150,000 (December 11, 2003 )

LONDON — Climate-change disasters kill around 300,000 people a year and cause about $125 billion in economic losses, mainly from agriculture, a think-tank led by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan reported Friday.

The Global Humanitarian Forum also estimated that 325 million people are seriously affected by climate change — a number it says will double by 2030, as more people are hit by natural disasters or suffer environmental degradation caused by climate change.
Climate-change death toll put at 300,000 a year
( 5/29/2009 )

If current climate projections hold true, the forests of the Southwestern United States face a bleak future, with more severe -- and more frequent -- forest fires, higher tree death rates, more insect infestation, and weaker trees. The findings by university and government scientists are published in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Continued Death of Forests Predicted in Southwestern US Due to Climate Change (Dec. 14, 2010)

Is there somebody out there willing to blog the climate change death toll (all living things of course, not just people)?

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