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Climate Change Could Kill Half a Million by 2050

  • Warming temperatures may spur change in diets: Oxford study
  • Reduced fruit, vegetable consumption may raise disease risks
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Meltdown: The Science Behind Climate Change

The impact of climate change on food supplies and diets may cause half a million more deaths in the next few decades, a University of Oxford study showed.

At least 500,000 extra people will probably die by 2050 from health effects related to warming temperatures and dietary changes, according to a study from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food published in U.K. medical journal The Lancet.