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Hundreds Of Medical Journals Have Published An Article On Climate Change

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Climate warming is not only about Earth’s changes, but also about human health. That is why hundreds of medical journals have spoken about the issue through editorials published in their latest issues.

“In the last 20 years, mortality related to the increase in heat among people over 65 has increased by over 50%,” is written by editors of over a dozen medical journals. “The higher temperatures have led to increased dehydration and loss of renal function, malignant tumours, tropical infections, negative mental health outcomes, pregnancy complications, along with cardiovascular and lung mortality.”

These are the effects that hit the most vulnerable people, the children and the elderly… and we’re only at the beginning. According to the latest estimates, the world could reach a temperature of +1.5 °C around 2030, according to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Together with the loss of biodiversity, “we are suffering catastrophic health damage that will be impossible to reverse” can be read on the editorial. Before the publication of the document, even the WHO leader, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that “the risks posed by climate change could pale those of every single disease.”

Only one better air quality would bring great health benefits that would easily compensate for the overall cost of reducing emissions, as the article says. I mean, this is a subject that cannot be ignored anymore. Even the body of animals is changing in response to these extreme temperatures.

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