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Children will suffer most as climate change increases in coming decades, say scientists

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 24 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5799
  1. Robin McKie
  1. 1The Observer

Climate scientists have issued their grimmest warning yet on the dangers posed by global warming. In a report being debated in Stockholm this week by politicians from around the world, researchers have emphasised that fossil fuel consumption and deforestation have already triggered a rise in global temperatures of almost 1°C since the dawn of the industrial revolution.1

The fifth assessment report on the physical science of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) adds that this increase could double to more than 2°C in the next few decades. Extreme weather events such as heatwaves …

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