Tina Reed
Sep 17, 2022 - Health

1. The climate-driven health crisis

Illustrated collage of a body xray with pain points highlighted.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The world is facing a climate change-fueled health crisis — from increased emergency department visits due to heatstroke, exacerbated asthma and even heart attacks to injuries and illness linked to severe storms.

Why it matters: The growing threats to human health only promise to get more complex and expensive, and health systems have to make major changes to how they prepare for those threats, experts say.

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