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New Estimate for Climate Change-Related Casualties Released, Not Pretty.

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A European humanitarian aid consultancy, DARA, has released a study that claims to define the various ways that 100 million people, most citizens of developing nations, could die from climate change-related events by 2030. Called "a guide to the cold calculus of a hot planet," the report detailing these bleak trends is available in chart and text form here, and a pdf can be downloaded. It's fascinating and benefits from a very cool graphical interface. Precisely when to click on the above links is somewhat of a challenging question. Diving in to the report is a bit like deciding to watch Apocalypse Now: a valuable intellectual and aesthetic experience that is certain to ruin your whole day.