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According to a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), climate change could cause an additional 14.5 million deaths worldwide and $12.5 trillion in economic losses by 2050.
A joint report by the WEF and the consulting firm Oliver Wyman, “The Most Likely Trajectory of a Global Average Temperature Increase of 2.5 to 2.9°C Compared to Pre-Industrial Levels, Based on Scenarios Developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change” is based on “, Xinhua news The agency cited the statement of the WEF.
The report analyzes six main effects of climate change: floods, droughts, heat waves, tropical storms, wildfires and sea level rise.
According to the study, flooding alone will cause 8.5 million deaths by 2050, making it the “highest acute risk of climate-induced mortality.”
Drought is expected to kill 3.2 million people as the second leading cause of climate-related death.