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Politicians who delay climate action must live with consequences, says WHO expert

Politicians who delay climate action should be prepared to live with the human fallout of their choices, the World Health Organization’s top environment expert has warned. “Anytime you postpone, OK, are you ready to cope with that?” said Maria Neira, the doctor in charge of environmental health at the WHO. “You have to live with that weight on your shoulders of the fact that you are at least not saving those lives – I don’t want to say killing – but at least not protecting the lives of those people.” On Thursday, the World Meteorological Organization and dozens of research partners including the WHO issued a stark warning that climate change threatens to roll back decades of progress in human health. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/nov/04/politicians-who-delay-climate-action-must-live-with-consequences-says-who-expert

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  • Esther Wanjiku

    32 w

    They should face the axe and abandon their leadership posts

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    • CHRIS NGATIA

      32 w

      Politicians are the ones who should be on the front line in matters partaining climate change ... They should not be delaying climate action

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      • Grace Njeri

        32 w

        Leaders should no longer delay or do the bare minimum to address climate change.

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        • Ann Nyambura

          32 w

          It's a call to politicians to act responsibly and make choices that protect the well-being of current and future generations. 🌏💚

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          • George Kariuki

            32 w

            Politicians who delay climate action are putting their citizens at risk. They must live with the consequences of their choices.

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            • rosebellendiritu

              32 w

              @george_kariuki they must take responsibility

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            • johnte ndeto

              32 w

              Politicing climate should be stopped and discouraged as politics at times a mere lies

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              • rosebellendiritu

                32 w

                @johnte_ndeto nothing good come from them simply because they are selfish.

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              • Abraham Jok Atem

                32 w

                Politicians must react instantly to climate changes otherwise they will not like the consequences

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                • johnte ndeto

                  32 w

                  Atleast with accountability no politicians will play around climate matter as there will be consequences

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                  • ISAIAH CHERUIYOT

                    32 w

                    This is information that it should be taken seriously

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                    • Gorffly mokua

                      32 w

                      All leaders should prioritize long-term sustainability over short-term gains, and to work collaboratively on a global scale to address this complex issue.

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                      • Patrick Kiash

                        33 w

                        I like this thought from her that '' Whether they like it or not – whether they know it or not – the negotiators at Cop 28 are negotiating with our health". Glad to note in the upcoming cop,there will be a session of health that will educate majority effects and toxicity the fossil fuel contributes, it's high time for our policy makers to wake up!

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                        • Jane Wangui

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                          @patrick_kiash Health is paramount.We need to learn more about it so that we can protect ourselves.

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                        • Munene Mugambi

                          33 w

                          Better yet, they must be shunned and voted out

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