The Imperative for Climate Action to Protect Health
The WHO predicts that 250,000 deaths yearly from 2030 to 2050 will be attributable to climate change. Reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions would be expected to have substantial health benefits — for example, reduced air pollution could lead to a lower risk of noncommunicable disease. the New England Journal of Medicine recently published a perspective article that highlights the urgency to see climate change as a health emergency. Click here for the full article.