WHO: Climate Change Is “The Single Biggest Health Threat Facing Humanity” – Democracy Now!
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The World Health Organization is warning climate change is “the single biggest health threat facing humanity.” In a new report released ahead of next month’s U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, the WHO is urging world leaders to act with urgency to combat the climate emergency.
Dr. María Neira: “But we know very well that climate change is affecting the pillars of our health: food, water, the quality of the air, and shelter. So, as you can imagine, all of that will represent a major risk for our health, and therefore we need to invest in adaptation to climate change and more resilient healthcare facilities and systems and a more resilient society.”