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Climate Change and Wellbeing Around the World

Gallup: “While much is known about the environmental and economic effects of climate change, there has been less systematic analysis of how rising temperatures affect quality of life around the world. This analysis represents a preliminary effort to quantify and track the impact of rising temperatures on people’s lives by combining geospatial Gallup survey results from 1.75 million people in 160 countries with daily, high-resolution temperature data from NASA.  The findings show how objective weather information relates to subjective data on how people around the world evaluate their lives. The findings from the Climate Change and Wellbeing Around the World report provide new insight into the significant negative impact rising temperatures have on global quality of life. They also quantify the overall human toll, beyond financial impacts, climate change has had on people’s lives over the past 10 years…”

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