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8 ways climate change can kill you

By: Laura Moss on Sept. 24, 2010, noon
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It's getting hot in here.

Sweltering summers and melting glaciers aren't the only effects of a warming planet. As global temperatures rise, weather patterns will change, food will become scarce and diseases will spread. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that 150,000 people are already killed by climate change-related issues every year, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that global warming poses as much of a threat to the world as war.

What makes climate change so deadly? Check out our list of the eight ways global warming can kill you and find out. (Text: Laura Moss)