"Warming and Death"

"There are significant questions about the robustness of the numbers at the heart of the new report estimating more than 300,000 deaths are already being caused each year by global warming, with nearly twice that number possible by 2030. The report was commissioned by the  Global Humanitarian Forum, created in 2007 by the former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, and reviews reams of data and earlier analysis by other researchers and groups."

Andrew C. Revkin reports in Dot Earth for the New York Times May 29, 2009.

See Also:

"Climate Change Could Kill 500,000 a Year by 2030" (New Scientist)

"Forum Says Climate Shift Brings Deaths" (New York Times)

Source: Dot Earth, 06/01/2009