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Climate change and ill-health

31 October, 2017 7:22 AM
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Here is a look at the key numbers on how climate change affects health and labour produtivity:

46 — The global increase percentage in weather-related disasters since 2000.

50 — Number of years of gain in public health undermined due to anthropogenic climate change.

87 — The percentage of global cities that are in breach of WHO air pollution guidelines.

129 —Total economic loss in billion dollars due to weather events in 2016.

5.3 — The average fall in productivity (in %) for rural labour globally since 2000, due to rising temperatures.

9,20,000 — Number of people globally out of the workforce in 2016 due to rising temperatures.

4,18,000 — Number of Indian workforce out of jobs in 2016 due to rising temperatures.

1,000,000,000 — Number of people likely to migrate within 90 years, due to a rise in sea level caused by ice shelf collapse.

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Source: thehindu.com

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