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Climate warning

Climate change is making us sick.

SAN DIEGO – A day before the latest United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) began, a group of global experts convened by The Lancet published a report about the adverse health effects of climate change. Their conclusion was as jarring as it was straightforward: human health is at the mercy of fossil fuels. Unfortunately, health remained at the bottom of the priority list at COP27. To be sure, some important health-focused conversations took place at the World Health Organization’s side pavilion. These discussions were particularly timely, given the current surge of COVID-19, fueled by the newest Omicron subvariants, in Europe and the United States. But, beyond a blink-and-you-miss-it mention in the preamble, the COP27 declaration makes no substantive mention of the climate-health nexus.

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  • winnie nguru

    68 w

    such are the conversations we need

    • Sameen Shahid

      69 w

      Climate change has been impacting the lives and health of hundreds of species for decades, but it is ONLY now that humans are so unsafe that they pretend to care.

      • Daniel Waweru

        69 w

        Life is precious and it should come first, Climate change is a global threat and leaders globally should unite and speak one language of taking acre of the climate. they are humans too and their health is in danger as well failure to look into this issue.

        • Johannes Luiga

          69 w

          Health is really interconnected with climate

          • rosebellendiritu

            69 w

            @Johannes_Luiga Yes for a healthy life we need a healthy/habitable environment

          • Joseph Githinji

            69 w

            This is a conversation that we need to have , adverse effects of climate change are killing millions and leaving others with sickness

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