Climate Change and Global Health

Lancet confirms that tackling climate change is the greatest opportunity for improving global health. A truly incredible message but not one that has general recognition with climate change “laggards” such as Canada and the United States.  The reason for this lack of recognition may be that most of these health improvements will flow to third world … Read more

GHG’s are also directly harmful to human health!

Some common short-lived climate pollutants are black carbon, tropospheric ozone and methane. These substances are pollutants, which trap green house gases but also through their pollutant effect damage human health. Globally, 88% of the world’s population breathes air that does not meet the World Health Organization’s air quality guidelines.  In 2014, WHO estimated 7 million … Read more

A World Public Health Crisis is coming!

The Lancet, the world’s oldest and best known Medical Review Journal,  published an executive summary of the report of its commission calling for emergency actions to tackle the climate health crisis.  The Lancet report was a unique European, Chinese collaborative effort involving experts in the fields of climate, social, political, and environmental science, geography, biodiversity and … Read more

Unbelievable!

Imagine millions of people living in a modern city in a large prosperous country having to accept severely rationed water – five days without water and two days with. That is the situation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the world’s twelfth largest city. The Sao Paulo region is experiencing extreme drought:  a third consecutive year with … Read more

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