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Jason West

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Expertise: Climate change, Atmospheric composition, Radiative forcing, Air pollution, Health, Energy, Integrated assessment

Business Insider highlights health impacts of climate change, but some aspects are misleading

“The article draws attention to the high CO2 at present and the health risks of climate change, but it gives the incorrect impression that breathing CO2 directly is a major cause of concern. The most important health effects of climate change—heat stress, vector-borne diseases, air pollution, access to food and water, severe storms, displacement—do get some discussion here.”