Fed Study: ‘Climate change’ threatens hearts, lungs but also brains

By: - Climate DepotApril 4, 2016 9:35 PM


Climate change can be expected to boost the number of annual premature deaths from heat waves in coming decades and to increase mental health problems from extreme weather like hurricanes and floods, a US study suggests.

“I don’t know that we’ve seen something like this before, where we have a force that has such a multitude of effects,” Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told reporters at the White House about the study.

“There’s not one single source that we can target with climate change, there are multiple paths that we have to address.”