Flood, fire and plague: climate change blamed for disasters

Financial Post | Nov 14, 2019 at 7:20 AM
  • Extreme floods in Venice, fires in Australia and even an outbreak of plague in China have been attributed to climate change this week, while researchers have warned that global warming could saddle future generations with life-long illness.
  • The coal-industry supporting government accepts the need to cut emissions while arguing that stronger environmental action would cripple its economy.
  • A warmer world brings risks of food shortages, infectious diseases, floods and extreme heat.
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