Climate change in the form of global warming caused an estimated 150 000
deaths in 2000 and 5.5 million disability-adjusted life-years, according to
a report by the WHO, the United Nations Environmental Programme, and other
partners. A summary of "Climate Change and Human Health—Risks and Responses,"
is available online at http://www.who.int/globalchange/publications/cchhsummary/en/.
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