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"Catastrophic" Effect of Climate Change on Mental Health Found in New Study

A landmark United Nations report revealed that catastrophic events induced by climate change could become regular occurrences as soon as 2040. In the report, published Monday, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts disastrous effects around the world if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase at their current rate. Previously, scientists believed these severe consequences would happen if the planet warmed by 2 degrees Celsius; now, the threshold is only 1.5. Another related study, also published Monday, highlights the extreme toll climate change has already taken on the human psyche, 22 years before the 2040 warning.  Read more...
 

 

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