Climate change may kill over 130,000 Indians in 2050

  1. Context: A study in the British medical journal The Lancet
  2. Findings: Climate change could kill over 130,000 people in India in 2050 because of changes in diet and bodyweight from reduced crop productivity
  3. If global emissions remain unchanged, the projected improvement in food availability could come down by about 1/3rd by 2050
  4. Low and middle-income nations are likely to be worst affected, predominantly in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific
  5. Almost 3-quarters of climate-related deaths predicted in China and India
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