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WHO Calls for Public Health Agenda at Paris Climate Talks

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a strong agreement to curb global emissions at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this week. Climate change already is blamed for tens of thousands of deaths each year from shifting patterns of disease, extreme weather events, and worsening air and water quality and sanitation. WHO warns that by 2030, climate change will cause — at a minimum — an additional 250,000 deaths a year around the world. Health has been central to...

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