23 Jun '15, 3pm

Climate change could reverse 50 years of global health progress, study says

Climate change has led to increased pollution, extreme weather events, heat waves, and conditions that cause seasonal allergies and changes in infectious disease patterns. The latest Lancet report illustrates very little has changed since the commission’s first report was issued six years ago. The new report urges governments to invest in health monitoring, turn away from coal energy, and expand renewable energy. As part of the report, the commission developed an independent Countdown to 2030: Global Health and Climate Action, “to provide expertise in implementing policies that mitigate climate change and promote public health, and to monitor progress over the next 15 years.”

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