By Paul Homewood
Climate change is severely impacting people’s health around the world, a report by a leading medical publication has found.
The Lancet Countdown report says the world’s continued reliance on fossil fuels increases the risk of food insecurity, infectious disease and heat-related illness.
UN Secretary General António Guterres responded that global leaders must match action to the size of the problem.
Leaders will meet for the major climate conference COP27 in Egypt next month.
The report includes the work of 99 experts from organisations including the World Health Organization (WHO) and led by University College London.
It describes how extreme weather has increased pressure on health services globally already grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Heat-related deaths globally have increased by two thirds over the last two decades, it finds.
Temperature records have been broken around the world in 2022, including in the UK where 40C was recorded…
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