New climate change report discusses potential impact of failure to reduce emissions

12 November 2019

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In a report published on 5 November 2019 by the Universal Ecological Fund (FEU-US), 11,000 scientists warn that, by 2030, the failure to reduce emissions could cost the world a minimum of $2 billion (£1.5 billion) per day in economic losses from weather events made worse by human-induced climate change.

The report also states that weather events and patterns will hurt human health, livelihoods, food, and water, as well as biodiversity.

On 4 November 2019, the US began the formal process to withdraw itself from the Paris Agreement on climate change and the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change notes concerns about the impact of this decision on people’s health, both in the US, and around the world.

Source: UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, 5 November 2019