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Researchers Find Link Between Human Misery and Climate Change

Oct. 20, 2021, 10:30 PM

Human misery linked to climate change is getting worse, according to a growing body of research that was complemented by a new report released Wednesday by The Lancet, among the oldest and best-known medical journals.

Lancet researchers observed that high heat leads to a wide range of mental health risks, including thoughts of suicide, altered psychological states, and a spike in mental health-related hospital admissions, according to the report.

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