Climate Change: Our greatest health threat, or our greatest opportunity for better health?

Climate Change: Our greatest health threat, or our greatest opportunity for better health?



for many the words climate change conjure images of polar bears and melting ice caps but one of the biggest impacts is much closer to home the threat to our health The Lancet one of the world's most influential medical journals has called climate change the biggest global health threat of the 21st century the latest report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change outlines the impact on human health and well-being using the best science available now more certain than ever it details the risks and vulnerabilities each country faces the report describes a world where an additional 25 million children are undernourished where dangerous infectious diseases like malaria spread to new shores when natural disasters like typhoon Haiyan Hurricane Katrina bloods in the UK in Europe and bushfires in Australia become more severe affecting many more people these pressures are likely to exacerbate poverty civil unrest and conflict around the world but the story doesn't have to end that way the irony is that while we're on a path that is very dangerous there is another path that is not only safe but it's gonna lead to higher quality of life better services safer food supply more resilience nicer cities we have to change from the old fossil fuel economy and the old way of doing things to smart cities smart transport moving to low-carbon energy systems we can cut rates of respiratory and heart diseases like asthma and heart attack if we use cleaner energy and reduce air pollution we can tackle obesity and prevent road deaths by building sustainable cities and green spaces that encourage walking and cycling we can improve public health and reduce the cost of medical care by creating low-carbon climate-resilient health systems and we can create green growth and jobs that tackle poverty and reduce vulnerability to climate change to make this a reality we need to build partnerships for sustainable development and health across all sectors climate change is one of the greatest health threats we face but together we can turn it into one of the greatest opportunities to find out now visit climate in Health Alliance

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  1. I'm not against adding clean energy generation — we need all we can get — but climate change just isn't a big threat. We won't even be genetically human by 2050. We'll be biologically engineered cyborgs. People need to stop panicking over this.

  2. Global warming is bogus, it's weather patterns. The ice caps went up in the past few years, and polar bears have steadily increased in population. It's a money scam.

  3. Climate change is bullshit and a tool for global domination. Sustainable development is agenda 21. The evil bastards in power are the #1 cause of people getting sick. Fluoridation of our drinking water, gmo's in our food, mercury in vaccines and fillings and the chemicals being sprayed above our heads everyday…
    Aluminum Oxide Particles
    Arsenic
    Bacilli and Molds
    Barium Salts
    Barium Titanates
    Cadmium
    Calcium
    Chromium
    Desiccated Human Red Blood Cells
    Ethylene Dibromide
    Enterobacter Cloacal
    Enterobacteriaceae
    Lead
    Mercury
    Methyl Aluminum
    Mold Spores

    Only morons would believe this bullshit story

  4. Fukashima is the main threat now.  300,000 gallons of radioactive water dumping into the ocean everyday for 1200 days now.  A constant cloud going up into the atmosphere.  Along with multiple china syndromes still melting into the earth.  And still not one news channel will do more then a 30 sec blip on the issue.  Oh yeah, GE built those, and the same ones are all over the country on active fault lines.

    BTW, its been said that one volcano can produce as much CO  in one day as the entire human race can for a year.  Well for the last several years, there have been about 40 plus active volcano's with an ever growing number.  CO increase could never come from that.  So lets figure out a way to convince the people its their own action's, and tax them some how.  Which is what it will come down to.  

    Mean while, as Fukishama burns daily, your insurance company's passed a an action in all active accounts, that if you should get cancer from a radioactive particle found in the environment, that they are not liable to cover your health benefits.  Quaint aye?  Think they know something is up?  Maybe the increase in cancer numbers, still births, and illness'es on the west coast might be a hint?  Nah don't point that out.  Its Global warming due to people.  Even though for the last 3 decades, every vehicle and device has been stream line for energy consumption.  LMAO.. by the time most catch on to the reality of whats going on, it'll pry be to late for everyone.

  5. Climate change is changing our economy, health and communities in diverse ways. Scientists warn that if we do not help climate change now, the results will likely to be horrific. 

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