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WEF: climate disasters will cause millions of extra deaths by 2050

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The WEF report says flooding poses the highest acute risk of climate-induced deaths, and predicts it will account for 8.5mn mortalities by 2050 (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP Photo)

Flooding will be the leading cause of climate-related deaths by 2050 followed by droughts, according to a report by the World Economic Forum

Extreme weather and climate-linked disasters will result in an additional 14.5mn deaths and $12.5tn in economic losses by 2050, projects the World Economic Forum in ...

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