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Children at ‘existential risk’ from climate crisis, UK’s top paediatrician says

The climate crisis poses an “existential risk” to the health and wellbeing of all children and action to tackle it is needed immediately, Britain’s most senior paediatrician has said. In a major intervention, Dr Camilla Kingdon, the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), said every adolescent was at grave risk from the physical and mental effects of the climate crisis. Healthcare professionals were already seeing its impact first-hand, she added. Air pollution, extreme weather and unprecedented energy costs were having a very real and detrimental effect on millions of children, she said. But as a country we have our “heads in the sand” when it comes to the climate crisis.https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/oct/21/children-at-existential-risk-from-climate-crisis-uks-top-paediatrician-says

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  • Ann Nyambura

    34 w

    We must prioritize clean air and a safe environment for our kids. Dr. Kingdon's concerns are valid.

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    • Peter Kamau

      35 w

      Indeed,when the future is tampered with then we can have no reason to keep the struggle going

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      • We Don't Have Time

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        • Kevin

          35 w

          Let the young ones be protected against any form of environmental abuse

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          • Esther Wanjiku

            35 w

            The young ones really should be shielded

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            • Munene Mugambi

              35 w

              The young community is most affected by climate change and it's time we did something to cushion them from such effects

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              • mercy nduta

                35 w

                We must protect our planet for our children's future.

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                • johnte ndeto

                  35 w

                  It's so encouraging as children will grow being sensitive to climate matters and later on pass it on to the other generations and so on

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                  • walter lungayi

                    35 w

                    The statement made by the UK's top paediatrician is a stark reminder of the urgent need to address the climate crisis. Children are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and failure to take action now will have severe consequences for their health and wellbeing. It is imperative that governments and individuals alike take responsibility and make the necessary changes to reduce carbon emissions and protect our planet for future generations.

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                    • George Kariuki

                      35 w

                      The health and wellbeing of children are at stake, and we cannot afford to ignore the risks any longer.

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                      • Gorffly mokua

                        35 w

                        We cant be able to safeguard our future generations without proper climate action!! Action needed asap!!

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                        • Elizabeth Gathigia

                          35 w

                          Urgent actions are needed to protect children, they are our future and if the future is not protected we perish

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                          • Sarah Chabane

                            35 w

                            If this is not a good reason to act, then I don't know what is

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                            • Grace Njeri

                              35 w

                              Our children our future! They need protection.

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                              • CHRIS NGATIA

                                35 w

                                The children are our future they need protection .... Leaders should act immediately

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                                • Jane Wangui

                                  35 w

                                  @chris_ngatia they need to be nurtured feom a young age to achieve greater heights.They are the future generation.

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                                • rosebellendiritu

                                  35 w

                                  Hope the leaders who are opposed and/or are denying the existence of a crisis can read this

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                                  • Annett Michuki..

                                    35 w

                                    children are the future, and the future should be protected

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