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No child’s play: what climate change will inflict on today’s newborns

A young boy plays in a public pool during an unprecedented heat wave in Portland, Oregon, U.S. June 27, 2021.

Over the course of their lifetimes, babies born in 2020 will experience an average of 30 heatwaves — and that figure assumes governments cooperate to hold warming in check. Credit: Maranie Staab/Reuters/Alamy

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Nature 598, 10 (2021)



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