By Paul Homewood
h/t Robin Guenier
So climate change is now a ‘health emergency’ is it?
That was certainly the message from US president Joe Biden last week, after he launched the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity. It will reportedly explore how a warming, changing climate poses an immediate, existential threat to people’s health. As Gina McCarthy, the White House national climate-change adviser, put it: ‘Climate change is fundamentally a health threat.’
Then, almost right on cue, more than 200 health journals announced that they, too, believe that climate change should be understood principally as a health threat. This argument will be outlined in a shared editorial demanding world leaders take emergency action on climate change and protect health.
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The only issue I have with Tim’s article is that he accepts higher temperatures may lead to more deaths. He should have explained that cold causes more deaths than heat.
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September 9, 2021