It's long been recognised that children will bear the brunt of the impacts of climate change - a crisis not of their own making. But a new report from Save the Children puts a number on how many more climate-induced natural disasters children born today will experience. It's found that an average one-year-old faces a future with up to 24 times more fires, floods, crop failures, droughts and heatwaves than their grandparents.
- The report, "Born into the Climate Crisis", uses modelling for 178 countries to predict how climate change will affect children born in 2020 over their lifetimes.
- The report finds that this generation - now aged one-year-old - will on average experience up to 24 times as many climate-induced extreme weather events as someone born in the 1960s.
- According to the report, the low- and middle-income countries will be disproportionately affected, even though they contribute less to global emissions.
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