This is a second report, published in the Lancet; the first, published in 2015, was summarised in Chapter 1 (page 26) of my book.
This new report concentrates on predicting how climate extremes may impact on human health; for example, heat waves, changes in water (brackish) due to sea level rise, causing increases in disease-bearing insects, such as mosquitos, drought, reduced crop yields, causing malnutrition, a waning workforce. as outdoor workers cannot work for long hours in hot and humid conditions. A great concern is about the effects of heat waves on the elderly (65 years+) and whether there will be a ‘systemic failure’ of hospitals in coping with adverse weather conditions.
The full report may be found at:
and an excellent summary from Carbon Brief at:
The following image gives a summary of the issues and is adapted from a diagram issued by the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council:
A youtube video summarising the Lancet report is at: