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18 October 2011

Climate biggest threat to world health

The world's population is due to exceed 7 billion this month and is forecast to rise to over 10 billion by 2050, putting a phenomenal strain on global resources, scientists say.

The world's population is due to exceed 7 billion this month and is forecast to rise to over 10 billion by 2050, putting a phenomenal strain on global resources, scientists say.

By 2050, there could be 70 million additional deaths in sub-Saharan Africa alone, said Tony McMichael, professor of population health at the Australian National University.

 
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