This paper explores the health impacts of global warming and air pollution: two key planetary health issues. The report shows that air pollution is already a significant contributor to global mortality, and in the coming decades, global warming is also predicted to have greater health impacts, including increased mortality. In both cases, climate change mitigation and the transition to clean energy have significant potential to reduce the health impacts of these two planetary health issues.
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