Climate change is obviously featuring heavily in the media at the moment but it seems like there’s been a lot in the UK media recently about the link between climate change and health.
Two world renowned and highly respected medical journals, the British Medical Journal and the Lancet, this week published the same editorial simultaneously which warned that we are facing ‘a global health catastrophe’ due to climate change. And that this will impact the poorest of the poor the most. To read the editorial, click here. The World Development Report [link], published last week by the World Bank, contains some scary facts around this issue including that “dengue has been expanding its geographic range, and climate change is expected to double the rate of people at risk from 30 percent to up to 60 percent of the world population (or 5 billion to 6 billion people) by 2070.”
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