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Tue 19 2021

Climate Change Is Single Biggest Health Threat

by bernt & torsten

Climate change is the single biggest health threat that humanity faces as extreme weather events kill thousands and weaken healthcare systems where they are needed the most, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. 

The report published ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow said that nine out of 10 people breathe overly polluted air and that the burning of fossil fuels causes millions of premature deaths every year.

The WHO’s recommendations for tackling climate change include banning new sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 in favour of alternatives, such as electric vehicles, which would improve air quality, improve respiratory and cardiovascular health and reduce road traffic injuries, the WHO said.

Source: Bloomberg Green

Shallow dive: Everyone looking forward in anticipation to what will be agreed on at Cop26, the hope is that some real actions will be agreed upon and implemented in a short time frame.


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