Claim: ‘Climate Change May Already Be Costing American Lives’
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New research suggests that U.S. climate change, and the unpredictable temperature swings it can bring, may boost death rates in seniors. "Temperature variability emerges as a key feature in the potential impacts of climate change. The take-home message: Unusual temperature is bad for people's health," said study author Liuhua Shi, a graduate student in the department of environmental health at Harvard's School of Public Health in Boston.