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People in coastal regions of Asia are likely to be worst hit by climate change, report says

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2395 (Published 26 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2395
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

Climate change will have a devastating effect on populations around the world but the United Kingdom is expected to be spared the worst potential effects on health by 2050, leading scientists have said.

A long awaited study, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, is expected to be published next week by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Extracts of a final draft published in UK newspapers this week showed that many millions of people living in coastal regions of Asia are likely to suffer the worst hardship, especially those living in cities.

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